Escoda-Sanahuja is based in Conca de Barberà, about an hours drive West of Barcelona, where the maritime climate is amplified by their altitude (4-600m). The soils are mostly limestone, producing fine, elegant, toothsome and mineral wines. The vineyards, located right beside a national park (where the animals on the front of each label appear from) are farmed biodynamically and all of his wines are hand harvested, wild fermented and bottled unfiltered and unfined. Joan-Ramon’s cellar features an array of various sized tinajas (clay amphora) and his underground cellar is 4 stories deep and entirely gravity fed. The cellar is immaculate and clean too, which has allowed Joan-Ramon to work without sulphur and produce ageable, clean wine since 2007.
The wines themselves are beautiful, energetic and balanced. The whites are light, ethereal and have a striking salinity to them. The reds are bright, complex and layered.