Thursday, December 10, 2009

Albet i Noya discovers three more unknown grape varietals in the Catalan Pyrenees.

Within the I+D+I activities undertaken at Albet i Noya, we have recently found two white grape varietals and one red grape varietal in a valley within the Catalan Pyrenees, which according to their DNA, are unknown in Europe. These varietals are very old and in extreme danger of extinction.

We will graft six vines from two of them this winter to begin testing and we hope the other one buds well next year so we can obtain wood for reproducing it.
All three will become part of our collection and testing processes. In the meantime we will continue searching for other forgotten varietals hoping it's not too late for some of them and that they can enrich the diversity of our vineyards and our wines in the future.
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