More than anything, both Ferrer Bobet Vinyes Velles and Ferrer Bobet Selecció Especial Vinyes Velles aim to show an admiration and respect for the land that has embraced us. 

Ferrer Bobet is all about respect. Respect for the long traditions of vine-growing and wine-making in the Priorat. Respect for the social and economic development of this special region in the south of Catalonia. The mutual respect of two old friends, Sergi Ferrer-Salat and Raül Bobet, both passionate about the world and culture of wine. And respect for wine lovers looking for a Priorat that reflects, with purity and harmony, the distinctive mineral essence of the land that produced it. In 2008, our first two wines, Ferrer Bobet Vinyes Velles 2005 and Ferrer Bobet Selecció Especial Vinyes Velles 2005, were released, made with grapes from some of the oldest vines in the Priorat. These two wines were the first fruits of a dream which started at the turn of the new century. The first steps on an intense and fascinating journey.

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Ferrer Bobet is located in the Porrera region, amid beautiful natural surroundings that boast a number of advantages for viticulture and which were in fact pivotal in the decision to opt for these lands.


Porrera is one of the coolest parts of the Priorat, thanks largely to the marked influence of north-easterly winds, with a subtle moderating effect from the Mediterranean, and its topography, characterized by some of the highest and steepest vineyards in the appellation. These factors combine to create strong temperature variations between night and day which guarantee optimal phenolic ripening and the preservation of acidity, freshness and aromas. Likewise, its multiple aspects create a rich diversity of mesoclimates and offer the opportunity to create wines of particular complexity and depth.


At Ferrer Bobet, all of this is combined with almost exclusively slate soils, known locally as llicorella, which are a feature of only the top vineyards in the Priorat and which play such a key part in the unique personality of these wines.


To date we have used hundred-year-old Carinyena and Garnatxa Negra vines from exceptional vineyards which benefit from all of these qualities and with whose owners we share longstanding ties of friendship, esteem and respect.


Ferrer Bobet’s own vineyards were planted near the winery in 2004 and 2005 with Carinyena, Garnatxa Negra, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier and Roussane. These vines stand on slopes and terraces which were carefully selected after exhaustive edaphological and adaptability studies. For each variety, we only use low vigour rootstocks and clones, aiming for perfectly balanced vines. The grapes from these vineyards, together with other exceptional young vines from around Porrera, will finally see the light of day in 2015 with the release of our third wine, Ferrer Bobet.


Of the estate’s seventy hectares, only fifteen have been planted, in line with our respect for the biodiversity of this unique countryside. And there is one more feature which is absolutely fundamental for us: strictly organic viticulture which completely excludes the use of insecticides and herbicides.

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Our winemaking is based on the principle that painstaking viticulture is the basis for the quality of the wine. This, however, does not imply that we have not designed the winery just as meticulously. The building guarantees an optimum workflow and allows the use of gravity during the whole winemaking process, from fruit reception to bottling.

Our winemaking is based on the principle that only respectful and painstaking viticulture will result in the finest fruit, the cornerstone of the quality and typicity of the wine. So the winery has been meticulously built to a design that guarantees an optimal workflow, using gravity to run the whole winemaking process, from fruit reception to bottling.
We begin vinification with 10kg harvesting crates and then rigorously select the grapes berry by berry on a double sorting table. Fermentation takes place in small 15 and 30 hectolitre vats, so that each parcel can be vinified individually. Most of the vats are made from oak, a key factor in improving the wine’s structure and its integration with the wood. The wines are aged in fine-grained French oak barriques during a minimum period of fifteen months and bottled unfined and unfiltered in order to preserve their organoleptic qualities.

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The winery is like a ship moored amongst the vines, balancing precariously on the untamed landscape of this hidden corner of the Priorat.

The winery and technical installations are largely underground, hidden away beneath the rugged hillside. Only the upper area, housing the entrance, bottling, dispatch and visitor areas, can be seen against the mountainous horizon.

Echoing the lines of the landscape, the dynamic technology and the lightness of the roof define this unique agricultural building. A building which, with our tireless endeavours at reforestation, the growth of the vineyard and the inexorable passing of time, will merge into the beauty of its surroundings.

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TO CONTACT US, YOU CAN E-MAIL SERGI; RAÜL; THE OENOLOGIST, ISABEL FORTUNY; OR ELENA GÜERRE, WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ADMINISTRATION, SALES AND PUBLIC RELATIONS.

 

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T. +34 609 945 532 

 


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Ferrer Bobet is located 6.5 km down the narrow, winding T-740, connecting Falset, capital of the Priorat, and Porrera. Incidentally, the views are particularly breathtaking if you come from Falset.

GPS coordinates
North 41º 10' 9"
East 0º 51' 18"
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VISITES SEMPRE AMB CITA PRÈVIA I SEGONS DISPONIBILITAT


DIES: DE DILLUNS A DIVENDRES DE 11 A 13 H
CAP DE SETMANA: EL 1R I 3R DISSABTE DE CADA MES, EN HORARI DE 9 A 14 H
PREU: 15 € (INCLOU TAST DE DOS VINS)


CARRETERA FALSET A PORRERA (T-740) KM 6.5 43730 · FALSET · TARRAGONA · SPAIN

TEL +34 609 945 532