FROM THE ROMANESQUE PERIOD TO PRESENT DAY

 

A unique history

 

 

A chapel and a Romanesque village with its stone carved fermenters

on a hill constitute an amazing and magical environment, where wine

legacy is evident.

FROM THE ROMANESQUE PERIOD TO PRESENT DAY

 

A unique history

 

 

A chapel and a Romanesque village with its stone carved fermenters on a hill constitute an amazing and magical environment, where wine legacy is evident.

A 12TH CENTURY HISTORICAL COMPLEX

A tangible past

 

A small village ruins of Hospitaller Order monks along with a chapel, both from the late Roman period (12th century), remain on the estate and explain part of our past.

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 Encus mountains have been an ideal place for the production of wine for ages: only phylloxera and progressive rural depopulation put an end to it

A terroir that has been scientifically proven to be very positive for vineyard cultivation, with an optimal climate that confers high acidity to the wine and that translates into a more protected and better aging wine. The Hospitaller Order monks already had this intuition empirically.

The Romanesque village was abandoned in the 18th century, and with the abolition of the stately regime (1837) and the confiscation of Madoz (1855), this estate was transferred into private ownership.

Honesty and love for our land and traditions encourage us to recover the history of Castilló d’Encús and preserve its historical value. We also want to resume the cultivation of vines of this area and the use of medieval fermenters for our wines.

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