Francesc Frisach is a young winemaker who, alongside his brother Joan, works the family vines in the small town of Corbera d’Ebre, in the southern region of Terra Alta. Two hours South West of Barcelone, it is located close to the Valencian border and is commonly called the “Wild West” of Catalunya. As a part of the Ebre River Region, the village's history was strongly affected by the Spanish Civil War, hence reinforcing Francesc and his family's love and strong sense of belonging. The vast, wild nature of Terra Alta matches Francesc's free-spirit and determined work ethic. He is incredibly proud and committed to the region and his vision is limitless.
Grenache Blanc is the most common grape growing in the area, planted in the highlands, where its natural landscape is naturally built like an amphitheatre. This geographical disposition creates a merge of northern cool winds and warm salty winds from the ocean. Warm days with lots of sunshine allows the Grenache to reach full ripeness, and cool dry nights allow for crisp acidity and tension. The vines are worked biologically on ferrous soils concentrated in limestone. The presence of Sal de Morro (a mineral and saline quartz) helps balancing the blazing sun and gives complexity to the wines. Olive and almond trees are as abundant as Grenache blanc and they are scattered and vigorous everywhere in the vineyard.
Frisach’s cellar is located in the town center, laid out on two floors in order to work with gravity. The wines are produced in the respect of ancient winemaking methods in the region, meaning short macerations and very little to no sulfur. Balance and precision being Frisach's cornerstone, his wines are a pure expression of Grenache with an incredible sense of place.