A threat of terrace

by  |  13-01-2013

It was one of those days (of which there were many) wherein it was threatening to rain when we went to visit Bodega Mas Alta for the Priorat guide. This building wouldn’t look out of place in Bordeaux as a chateau and it’s not a surprise that it’s a team from France taking care of it for the French Belgian owners. Good group of people who, upon our arrival quickly whisked us up to their old terraces. There, the last rays of sunlight was glinting on the old stone walls while dark thunderheads loomed over the Montsant massif. Unlike other wineries in the region, Mas Alta chose not to demolish the old stones and work within them. Those who demolish do so because no kind of vehicles can pass the vines during harvest and everything has to not only be picked by hand, but also carried out by hand. Besides […]
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