The family Foraster has been growing grapes in Conca de Barbera for over 150 years. In 1998 Julieta and her son Ricard embarked on their dream of taking over the family winery and started making wines focusing on local varieties. Mas Foraster produces wines from estate fruits only practicing organic farming and became certified in 2017.
The vineyards are located in a valley surrounded by mountains ranges (Serra Miramar & Montanas de Prades) at an altitude of 400 m, to 600 m, 30 km from the sea, sharing its southern border with Priorat and Montsant. The high elevation of Conca de Barbera, combined with the cool sea breeze from the Mediterranean sea, allows the grape to retain acidity during ripening season producing fresher wine, with structure and elegance.
"Brisat" recovers the ancient method of producing white wines macerating and fermenting the juice with the skins to extract all the aromas and flavors coming from the vines. Made from old vines Macabeu this is a light orange color wine, very fresh, with aromas of white fruits, citrus and light tannic structure from the skin contact.
round, pear, delicate, full-body
region: catalonia, spain
varietal: macabeo (also known as Viura or "white Rioja")
style: skin contact white (orange)
farming & cellar: certified organic/ prac biodynamic, selection of the most golden grapes in the vineyard, then chilled for 24 hours. Macerated and fermented on its skins in stainless steel tanks for 24 days. Spontaneous fermentation with natural yeast, daily pumping over. No malolactic fermentation. Aging for 6 months with lees. Bottled without filtration, no added sulphites.
pairing: seared scallops with jerusalem artichokes and lemon butter