Loxarel is the brand name of the 4th generation family owned estate which, under the vision of Josep Mitjans, converted to organic production in 2002 then biodynamic in 2005.
Ops de Loxarel Garnatxa
Loxarel is happy to experiment with wine making and this 100% Garnacha wine is matured in 720 ltr clay amphoras for 4 months.
Ops is the Roman goddess of fertility and plenty though Taurus the Bull features on the label as this constellation in biodynamic lore is said to influence growing.
Highlighting their concern for the environment, labels take their names from Goddesses of earth and fertility in Greek and Roman mythology. The Loxarel range mixes modern experimentation with tradition; organic and bio-dynamic certified, all the wines are bottled unfiltered.
A fruity and full wine with great tannins and structure that has undergone some malolactic fermentation and minimal intervention before aging in clay amphora.
About the Producer
Masia Can Mayol
Loxarel (Xarel-lo, their principal grape varietal re-arranged) is the brand name of the 4th generation family owned estate which, under the vision of Josep Mitjans, converted to organic production in 2002 then biodynamic in 2005.
The 50ha of vineyards, located high in the mountains (and including the highest is DO Penedes) are structured around environmentally friendly production not simply organic cultivation. For example, Loxarel carry out green pruning with a flock of 250 sheep and goats which eat the vine leaves without touching the fruit as, before they mature, the grapes are too astringent and unpalatable.