If it is true that Catalonia is one of the liveliest regions for Spanish viticulture, Salvador Batlle Barrabeig is one of the country's most emblematic craftsman. He passion for wine and his wide-ranging terroirs (both in Empordà and Penedès) yield rare cuvées, strongly marked by the personality of the winegrower.
By taking over in 2013 the family vineyards located around Agullana in Empordà, in the very north of Catalonia, Salvador Batlle Barrabeig embarked on a very specific project which he called Cosmic Vinyaters: interpreting his terroirs and grape varieties through the personality and sensitivity of the winemaker. The estate's vines (in all 9.5 hectares), cultivated organically and biodynamically, are mainly made up of autochthonous grape varieties (macabeu, parellada, sumoll) or traditional Empordà varieties – such as the different varieties of carignan or grenache (blanc, gris and noir) – but also a few other grape varieties from elsewhere (Sauvignon, Cabernets, Muscat d'Alexandrie, Chardonnay) and now adapted to the Penedès terroir (Sierra de Montmell, around 600 m altitude). Salvador Batlle Barrabeig's approach is based on the ambition to establish a relationship between earth and man, and to transmit it to wine, in particularby practicing long macerations of whole bunches: wines with substance and intensity, with an original and very expressive profile.