"The entry-level red wine at Frisach—abrunet means ‘swallow,’ the birds that grace the landscape; it represents youth and freshness for the domaine."
60% Garnatxa, 40% Carinyena, coming from two different parcels: a 26 year-old Garnatxa vineyard on top of a windy ridge; soils are petrified sand dunes (panal) and iron-rich calcareous clay. The other vineyard is 31 year-old Carinyena on rocky calcareous clay. The different microclimates ripen Garnatxa and Carinyena together so they can be co-fermented in underground cement vats, called trulls, which Francesc’s grandparents built. Must is retrieved bucket by bucket, pressed and transferred to the next vat, where it ages on the fine lees 5 months. Bottled with no additions, zero SO2."