The wines of Laureano Serres are the epitome of of natural wines. He owns a small (4 ha.) property in Tarragona under the label Mendall. Benoît Vallée, the owner of a small wine shop in Barcelona that promotes traditional and natural French and Spanish wines, recently wrote, “[Serres’] white wines are for me a concentration of Spain. In 2002, he forgot to put sulfite in one of his tanks. First, he was able to see for himself that it’s possible to make wine without sulfites; second, he realized that he preferred his wine like that. And since that year, he decided courageously to make wine without sulfite even if he possesses really limited means of wine making.”
Wine from the Finca Espartal - specifically the part planted with Garnacha del País (a local variety). Bernatxa is the local name for Garnacha, and hence the name of the wine: BP (Bernatxa País). The vineyard is located at the edge of Pinell de Brai in the D.O. Terra Alta. Soils are half clay-y and half calcareous. Altitude is 250 meters, south-facing. Harvested in September, de-stemmed, macerated for seven days, and then pressed. The wine remained in stainless steel tank until bottling.