Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Holiday 2013


We are having a great summer in the south of Spain ( Altea) at the moment and cooling down in the sea and swimming pool.

Like to see you back in a while......
Have a good summer!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Grapessizes at the moment.

This year the weather  is different again.  Last year it was too dry, the grapes and olives suffer. This year totally different again.
A very warm winter, a cool springtime, and a hot summer( 32 deg C. in the shades). And a lot of rain during those seasons.
Nice for my olives, the grow bigger and more oil in it! It will compensate the losses of last year i hope!
The grapes are also bigger, but everything within acceptable levels at the moment.

carinena grapes july 2013
Normally at the end of july the version start. The vine stop growing, and give al his energy to the grapes instead of his leaves and canes. 
The grapes will grow bigger, and closes the bunches with more sucker producing  and less acids.

Garnacha grapes july 2013

wine leaves in partial autumn colors. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Driver into the river El Siurana.

Our daughter Kim has driving lessons at the moment, and does her exam within a few weeks.
A good reason the have more experience, so we went down to the river El Siurana.



A little unaccustomed driving on the Priorat roads.




Bumping over the boulders, like a ship on the waves, slow driving practicing the skills.

But that boulder was to big! The boulder moved under the car and lifted it up. No movement for and back possible. But I have more experience in this issues over the past years. So I pick up my ractor,
 A old Massey Ferguson MF 245.



And pulled the Land Rover Defender 110 slow from his boulder.
Yes, It succeeded puff.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

【商品名】 Terra Vermella / テラ・ベルメラ



·         ラ・ペルソナ
An article from Japan about our wines and bodega..............

テラ・ペルソナ

テラ・ペルソナは新世代のワイナリーです。2006年、創始者であるルドとジャクリーン・パースンはオランダよりこの地に移住し、DO.モンサンの南東部で古いブドウ畑を購入しました。ルドは古代から続くワインの生産地であるカタルーニャ地方の魅力に心底魅了され、この地の自然環境の持つポテンシャルを最大限に引き出すために、新しいブドウ品種を取り入れ、この場所に植え付けました。その後ルドの丁寧な手入れにより、土壌を元来の自然な状態に戻りました。以来、テラ・ペルソナではワイン用ブドウの栽培について、固有品種と新品種のどちらに対しても理想的な生育環境を造り続け、近代的なワイン製法と同時に、伝統的な製法を用いています。