Conca de Barberà
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 the previous definition. When we saw that we could get much potential out of this variety, and that what we produced was the total opposite of the general definition, we decided to name it “El Mentider”.
Vines planted in1920s - 1940s
Vineyard size4 ha
Altitude400 - 500 m
Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Macerated for about 45 days. Malolactic spontaneously in barrels of 300-500 L.
ElevageAged in Burgundy barrels from 225L-600L capacity during about 9 months, depending on the vintage
Fining/FilteringVery low dose of sulfites