Jordi Llorens - 2020 - Blankaforti
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Jordi Llorens - 2020 - Blankaforti

Field Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache Noir, with some Syrah, Macabeu, Parellada.

Catalunya, Spain

Jordi Llorens is an eighth generation farmer who started making wine in 2008 and commercialised his first natural wines with the 2012 vintage, partly encouraged by his near neighbour in the Conca de Barbera region, Joan Ramon Escoda. Jordi’s family have been farmers of vines and other crops like almonds, olives and livestock since 1779. Jordi himself has been involved with a passion in sustainable farming initiatives for many years. He farms around 16 hectares of vines in 6 different locations and produces around 12,000 bottles. The elevations, and proximity to the Mediterranean, mean that hot days are balanced by fresh nights. Jordi lets grasses and flowers thrive in order to promote bio-diversity for soil health, balance in the vineyard, and complexity in the wines. His cellar was from 2008 to 2017 a garage in the back streets opposite the family home, a tiny space, rammed with several tanks and amphora and barrels, through which we squeezed to taste the wines. In 2017 he built a new cellar replete with 10 underground clay jars mostly used for the white wines and which will bring some new aspects to the wines. The 2020 vintage comes from a challenging year, with mildew and a widespread loss of fruit, so some fruit was purchased. (Wine Goes East)