Macabeu vines planted on calcareous-clay soils grown and cultivated using organic techniques. The grapes are destemmed and during the pressing the stems are introduced and fermentation is carried out using native yeasts. The wine is then left to rest for 6 months on its fine lees in stainless steel tanks.
A joint venture between Amós Bañeres and Alex Ruiz in Penedès, Catalonia. Amós is a former pharmacist who grew tired with his occupation and started to make natural wine in 2011 under the Amós Bañeres name. He joined with Alex, a winemaker who had been making cava for his family winery (they just celebrated their 100-year anniversary in 2020), and was yearning for a fresh challenge.
Amós’ own label, his namesake, are the wines that he grows and makes himself on his own estate, made only with Macabeo and Xarel-lo for the whites, and Garnatxa for his single red wine. Amós is biodynamic, all wines are hand harvested, wild fermented, unadjusted, unfiltered, unfined, and without any added sulphites.
The philosophy is to offer natural wine that’s easy to understand, affordable, and introduce consumers to the wonderful expressions of the indigenous varieties from Penedès.