Heretat MontRubì was created in 1984 in DO Penedés to elaborate unic wines under an organic farming. The Gaintus project began in the year 2000 by Heretat MontRubì to help revitalize the plantings of the native Sumoll vine and vinify wines that express its varietal diversity.
Red Wine Crianza, 12 months in french oak barrels
Heretat MontRubì was created in 1984 in honor of the 19th century property in L’Avellà that the Peris family refurbished to house the winery. “Heretat” is a Catalan word for an inherited estate where wine and olive oil were typically made. “Mont” relates to the mountainous surroundings and distinctive method of viticulture, while “Rubì” was taken from the name of the municipality of FontRubì where the winery and vineyards are located.
When arriving at the gates of the estate in L’Avellà it seems it is precisely here that the road endsbetween the towns of Guardiola and Font Rubì, in the heart of the Alt Penedès, tradition meets innovation at Heretat MontRubì.
The Gaintus project began in the year 2000 by Heretat MontRubì to help revitalize the plantings of the native Sumoll vine and vinify wines that express its varietal diversity.
Lying just 60 kilometers west of Barcelona, Heretat MontRubì is at home in the wine region of Penedès, steeped in hundreds of years of tradition.
The bodega and vineyards of Heretat MontRubì stand at over 2,000 feet above the sea, in the Catalan PreCoastal Range.
En Heretat MontRubí apuestan por la viticultura tradicional realizada desde antaño: una viticultura sostenible y respetuosa con el medio.
They use various alternative treatments in the vineyard to produce topquality grapes without chemical residues, even ones that are commonly allowed according to organic farming guidelines.
Additionally, we allow natural ground cover to grow, indigenous to the region’s forests, that promote soil regeneration in tandem with microorganisms which they harbor.
Here the land gives way to ancient forests of Mediterranean Pine, redolent with the scents of wild herbs and alive with the sounds of wild boar and hare scampering through the undergrowth and the calls from Bonelli’s Eagle high above.
The name “Gaintus” comes from the name of a challenging climbing trail that cuts through the Pyrenees a symbol of the philosophy of Heretat MontRubì.
At one time the Sumoll variety could be found all across the Cataluña, especially in Penedés. But because of how difficult it is to grow coupled with devastation of vineyards by phylloxera in the early 20th century, most of the acreage once planted to it was replanted with either white varieties for sparkling wines or with other international varieties. As a result, Sumoll almost became extinct.