Varnacia Garnacha Peluda

Varnacia Garnacha Tintorera

Varnacia Garnacha

wines with personality and volume

We want to bring together in the Varnacia 1321 brand, the three Garnachas that would complete the commercialization
of the 5 Garnachas in the world. La Roya or Gris, La Tintorera or Petit Bousquet and La Peluda or
Lledoner Pelut, and we will complete it with Red Garnacha and White Garnacha in other of our brands.
We were born in La Garnacha and we want to pay homage to these grapes that have given us so many joys.

A unique wine, as special as the Varnacia 1321, does not arise by chance. It is the consequence of a unique and very demanding land and climate. No hurry. Only in this way is it possible to achieve an exceptional result: a wine with soul, which transmits.
A wine created to excite you. Tradition is not inherited, it is conquered.

DO Almansa

The geographical area covered by DO Almansa is a high plateau that borders to the east, through the so-called Almansa corridor, with the old Kingdom of Valencia.

The main differentiation of the territory that comprises our Designation of Origin Almansa, compared to that of Levante is the difference in altitude, going from 400 meters above sea level in the town of Fuente La Higuera, to 700 meters in Almansa, being able to reach up to 1100 meters of altitude in areas such as those of Higueruela.

The DO Almansa wine production area includes plots and sub-plots located in eight municipalities, with more than 9,000 hectares of vineyards.

Our production area has unique characteristics, grouping municipalities of 8 towns that foster the development of our vineyards and those that will be the future wines of the Almansa Designation of Origin.


The first settlers of the region were the Vacceos, subjugated by the Romans in the 2nd century BC. c.; later would come invasions of German and Arab barbarians. The reconquest brought people from other regions who mixed their blood with that of the isolated surviving groups, giving rise to the population that exists today.

These lands preserve innumerable traces of a splendid past. Numerous castles dot its municipalities, such as Trigueros del Valle, Fuensaldaña – today the seat of the Courts of Castilla y León – or Mucientes, where Juana La Loca stayed.

Along with the castles, and when peace was consolidating, vineyards began to spread, especially those owned by monasteries, which needed wine both for worship and for private consumption.

Cigales wines achieved great fame in Spain and abroad. When phylloxera invaded French vineyards, Cigales wines reached Bordeaux to replace their own in Gallic lands.

Given the importance that this wine-growing area had in the past, suffice it to say that in 1888 it already produced more than 15 million kilos of grapes.


It is difficult to understand Priorat without its viticulture. A long history helps us understand it as a process that is respectful and complicit with the natural environment.

The cultivation of the vine is distributed at altitudes ranging from 100 meters above sea level in the lower parts of the terms of Bellmunt del Priorat and El Molar, up to 750 meters in the elevated parts of the terms of La Morera. of Montsant and Porrera. The configuration of the crop is characterized by slopes that exceed 15% unevenness in most cases, and some farms reach 60%. The tortuous geography of this area makes it necessary to cultivate the vineyard on slopes (“costers” in Catalan), some of which do not allow mechanical access. For this reason, we work following the most traditional forms of cultivation. The landscape generated by these vineyards is one of the characteristics of Priorat, which gives it its marked personality and identity.

Due to the peculiar type of terroir and climate, the vine suffers significantly and, as a consequence, rather scarce harvests are obtained, with quite low grape yields, which do not exceed 1 kg. per plant on average, but which give the wines from this area a very unique identity.

The harvest is usually very long: it begins in mid-September in Bellmunt and El Lloar and lasts until the end of October or the beginning of November in Porrera and La Morera de Montsant. The long fermentation of the ripe grape makes it possible to obtain a series of very rich components in each grain and a very complete maceration.

"Man owes wine to be the only animal that drinks without thirst."



The first written reference to this variety dates back to 1321: a sentence of the Parliament of Paris mentions a shipment of 1,387 barrels of half Greek wine (the name possibly given to muscatel and Malvasia wines that came from Greece) and half varnacie (garnacha), the type of wine that Venetian merchants spread throughout Europe from the year 1204.

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