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Espelt Viticultors is a project run by Anna, the latest in a line of many generations of Empordà farmers. Her family comes from an area with weak soil, where only vineyards and olive groves could flourish, and she continues to harvest these crops to this day.
For Anna, the vineyard is a lifelong project where things move slowly: there is just one harvest per year, and decisions are made on a thirty-year time-scale. Respect for the land is one of the foundations of her work. Getting the most out of the soil means maintaining a balance and taking care of the ecosystem; that's why 80 ha of the vineyards are already organic, and her plan is to extend this to the rest of the land.
Her ultimate goal is to make wines that reflect the land they come from: granite and slate soils, the tramuntana north wind and the Mediterranean sun, and the character of the people who have watched the vines grow. But what she finds most satisfying is when wine drinkers enjoy her products and feel tempted to enjoy yet another glass, choosing her wines to celebrate big or small moments of happiness together.
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