The first visit was about two weeks ago, by Clara Isamat, of Vinos Compartidos, based in Barcelona. She's producing a video documentary on natural wine, with a chapter or a section for each producer that she's selected. She working with a production company called Entropia Films.
|Here's me and Clara, in the patio behind the bodega, on the old weighing station|
|Checking the quality of the Sauvignon Blanc Amphora|
|Bottling up, the slow way|
|Fishing out a glass of Suav blanc|
|Here's Victoria and Martí of Entropia Films doing a bit of post-production on the fly|
Next day, more of the same, but in the vineyards. Nice and early so they could "catch the light" which is more beautiful just after sunrise!
Here we are in the car on the way to the vineyard. Can you believe that I'd never seen a selfie-stick before? Amazing! This one had a blue-tooth connection to a clicker!
|I think it's that way|
|Check out that vine!|
|Pruning or posing?|
|Blind tasting wine socks by adivinosvinos|
But anyway, I'm getting distracted! The next visit was by Mario Siragusa, a grapegrower and winemaker from Piemonte, Italy. I'd met hime in Turin last year at Banco, a natural wine bar and bistrot in the old part of Turin, during the Slow Food event back in October last year.
This visit was just for pleasure and no business, but we were blah-blah-blah all day anyway, again about natural wines, additives, ingredient labelling, etc, etc. Mario is a collector/drinker of old vintage wines, and he brought me this as a present:
|Vintage Barbaresco 1971|
Here we are in the Garnacha vineyard in El Tiemblo, Sierra de Gredos:
|Fabius et Marius in vinea stant|
|Extracting a sample of Albillo 2104|
Actually, there was a third recent visit - by by Nacho Bueno, but he has his own blog (here) so he can write about it himself! :)