Wine cellar. ANNA VICENS
Wine route through...Montsant
In the morning:
The mountains of Les Gritelles and Montsant form the Cornudella valley, a place that has been inhabited since time immemorial. In the valley dominated by the villages of Siurana and Albarca, vineyards have been cultivated since before the Romans invaded and began exporting wine from the province of Tarraconensis to the rest of Europe.
The Gritelles winery is currently reviving the tradition of growing grapes on land that is full of minerals and made up of pebbles and stones, clay and slate, and that is also characterised by a varied coastal microclimate and the natural water of the valley.
At Celler Gritelles they produce wines made from the Grenache, Carignan, Macabeo and Syrah grape varieties, looking for the perfect balance that the ’bioengineering’ of nature can provide to the senses. The wines are allowed to evolve to the point where they reward the senses with the harmony of enjoyment embodied in nature. The winery has recaptured the essence of winemaking dating back to the ancestral times of the Priorat region and combined it with modern knowledge to make excellent-tasting contemporary wines .
It all begins in the vineyards, which are selected to best express the characteristics of the climate and the diversity of the soil, with its clay, limestone, slate and pebbles, drawing the best out of the grape so that the wines express the personality, complexity and singularity of each vineyard, year after year.
Guided visits for individuals and groups are available with reservation.
La Serra is a cosy, rustic restaurant located in an old sawmill in the town of Cornudella del Montsant, situated in the middle of Montsant Natural Park.
It offers a family-friendly service, with a selection of homemade dishes and pastries, grilled meats, fusion cuisine and a great wine list. With many years of experience serving the public, La Serra’s distinctive touch is to offer traditional Catalan and Mediterranean cuisine, with seasonal and quality products.
The ingredients are locally produced, with the sole aim of satisfying customers and turning their visit to La Serra into an unforgettable experience. They offer affordable set menus, and a calçot menu when they are in season.