PARTIDA CREUS, MASSIMO & ANTONELLA PENEDÈS
A small traditional winery in Bonastre, Penedes, Spain that produces very special, high level natural wines made from only organically grown and local grape varieties. Italian architect couple Antonella Gerosa and Massimo Marchiori, who actually come from Italy, left their jobs and homeland to start making natural wine in the area around Barcelona. They moved to the small village of Bonastre, bought an old building and changed it into a cellar made from recycled materials.
Massimo seeks old abandoned vines and tries to put a new life in them. This way they only use local grape varieties such as Sumoll, Garrut and Xarel.lo. Use of grapes that are disqualified by the DO for lack of color or never even accepted like Sumoll and Cartoixa Vermell. They don’t use anything like herbicides or pesticides in the vineyard, only organically grown grapes. Also in the cellar they work as natural as possible, the wines are 100% pure. No sulfites added, no filtering, no intervention.
When we planned to visit the vineyard of Partida Creus we actually wanted to cancel the appointment because we we’re super late. Antonella insisted that we came, even if it was already after closing time. So we drove out there, found the beautiful place and stayed with Antonella for a tasting and of course a look in the cellar. She treated us with a homemade focaccia and great salchichon and we stayed for hours. Back to Barcelona with 3 gift bottles and a new winery to bring to Amsterdam..
At the moment we have from Partida Creus the VN Tinto, VN Blanco and the beautiful Cart Ver. Coming soon BRUTAL magnums, BN TN and the Vermut!
A light fresh red, juicy wine with a bright acidity and minerality. It’s full of red fruit. It’s a blend of Garnatxa, Samso, Ull de Perdu, Sumoll, Queixal de Llop, Garrut and Trepat. Grape varieties you might never heard of, but they grow at the place where they belong and therefore bring the best out of it’s juice. All the grape varieties are harvested and fermented separately. Only after the fermentation they put them together.
Made from Garnatxa Blanco, Moscatel, Parrellada, Xarel.lo and Vinyater. This fresh white wine is crisp, with tastes of white pepper, aromatic fruit and has a good acidity. Only 10,5% of alcohol and a short skin contact. Great to pair with food or to drink by itself.
One super special wine made from Cartoixa Vermell. Also known as Xarel.lo rojo. A grape variety that doesn’t appears very often but surely is underestimated. The grayish skin of the grapes gives the wine it’s beautiful rose, gold color and the taste of pink pepper is everywhere. Next to citrus peel, wild strawberries and a bright minerality. Only 10% of alcohol in this rosato!
Great about the wines from Partida Creus is that they have a very low percentage of alcohol. Between 10 and 12% is the highest they get. This makes the wines very easily to drink and super tasteful.
We also have XL, AA, BN and TN!