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Succés Vinícola

Mariona Vendrell and Albert Canela

Albert and Mariona created Succes Vinicola together when they were just 20 years old and just out of school. Albert comes from a family of grape growers and wanted to create his own company with Mariona to valorize their families grapes and be able to pay better rates to other local farmers who shared their vision for local organic agriculture. Their infectiously positive energy is reflected in their personality and their wines. They have pulled off the rather difficult trick of creating simple and fun wines that everyone will enjoy yet which are produced naturally with respect for the growers and the land. Nearly all of the grapes come from vineyards owned by Albert's family that they farm themselves, and they purchase a small amount of grapes from producers in Serral and Barbera de Conca. New vintages are released in the early spring so that they can settle naturally during the winter to avoid any fining or treatments. Since 2019, all of the cuvées are vinified and bottled without any added SO2.

Albert Canela and Mariona Vendrell write:

In 2011, we had the opportunity to create "Succés vinícola" thanks a local Iincubator space in Barberà de la Conca. This initiative provides facilities and winemaking equipment to entrepreneurs who want to develop their own project. Six years later, in 2016, we moved to our own cellar in Pira.The company name comes from the word "Succés" in Catalan, which refers to an event or something that happens. Each of our wines' names reflect an event in our life, or something that we feel while we make each wine.

Conca de Barberà is located in the North of the province of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. All of our vineyards belong to villages, Barberà de la Conca, Serral, Cabra del Camp and Solivella.The altitude of our vineyards are between 450 and 700 meters over sea level.In the major part of our vineyards the soil is composed of clay and limestone.

[Thanks to Bottled Films for the fantastic portrait photo!]

Key information

Catalonia

Pira

19 hectares

Founded in 2011

Organic Farming

The wines

Conca de Barberà El Mentider

Red Wine
 : Trepat
Succes - Mentider

Albert and Mariona write: El Mentider (The Liar) is produced with the variety trepat, native to the area. This grape is characterized by low alcohol content and is generally used for making base wine for rosé cava. Mentider is the antithesis of ...

Conca de Barberà El Pedregal

White Wine
 : Parellada
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Success Vinicola is amongst the first producers to make a still Parellada and is arguably the benchmark producer for the grape. El Pedregal is the single vineyard wine from their favorite old-vine parcel. Albert and Mariona write: We have name...

Conca de Barberà Experiència Parellada

White Wine
 : Parellada
Succes - PARELLADA_EXPERIENCIA

Success Vinicola is amongst the first producers to make a still Parellada and is arguably the benchmark producer for the grape. Traditionally one of the main grapes for Cava, Parellada is a late ripening variety that likes high altitudes (it only t...

Conca de Barberà Patxanga Rosado

Rose Wine
 : Trepat
Succes - Patxanga

Albert and Mariona write: Patxanga: 1. Football street game with only one rule: to have fun with friends. 2. A type of music typically played in our villages’ summer festivals.Both concepts reflect summer, friends and fun as our idea of this wine.

Conca de Barberà Cuca de Llum

Red Wine
 : Trepat
Succes - LA_CUCA_DE_LLUM

A large, thin-skinned grape similar to Poulsard or Schiava, Trepat produces light-bodied, aromatic reds reminiscent of Jura reds. Albert and Mariona write: "When we started as a company, our calendar was strict, so adapting to these timetables was ...

Conca de Barberà FeedBack

Red Wine
 : 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Trepat from old vines, 30% Ull de llebre
Succes - FeedBack

Albert and Mariona write: This is the only wine that we produce that is a blend of different types of grapes. Albert’s father is a winegrower and his dream was to have a wine made from his vineyards. The wine comes from a selection of our better...

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