A Red wine from Costers del Segre, Catalunya, Spain. Made from Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
The ancient ruins of a small village of Hospitaller Order monks along with a chapel, both of the late Roman period (12th century), remain on the farm and explain part of the past of Castell d’Encús. There are also 9 fermentation vats carved in the stone by the monks, with a capacity of 2 to 8 tons, aimed at wine production. This is clear evidence that the Encús mountains have been an ideal place for the production of wine for ages: only phylloxera and progressive rural depopulation put an end to it.
The vineyard is located at 850-1250m high, in an area of maximum sun exposure, and it is bordered by an important wooded area. The property consists of 95 hectares approx. and 25ha are vine growing. The winery was born with a clear experimental vocation, aiming to obtain high quality wines. This is why we have planted in high density and low production ratios varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Semillon and Albariño.
The lands are generally calcareous and clay-loam with low organic content. This fact together with continental climate and high temperature contrast between night and day allows us to obtain high quality wines with great aging potential. Elegance, finesse and complexity are their common denominator.
Quest is name for the continuous ‘questioning’
Castell d’Encus is a boutique winery located in the Catalan Pyrenees with some interesting aspects regarding their wine making technique. Fermentation takes place in 12th century rock vats located at the property. These producers are dedicated to sustainable farming methods. The winery has been designed to take full advantage of the enviornment, with ideal sun exposure and surrounding forestry.