The documentary 'Garnachas de España' is a journey through the history of Garnacha, the undisputed protagonist of the film, along with those who cultivate it, study it or produce wine with it. A trip through the Ebro Valley to learn about the past, present and future of this variety.
La Semilla del Proyecto
In the first part of the documentary, Raúl Acha, Vintae oenologist, chats with his father and other members of his family about the old vineyards his great grandfather planted in 1906. The oenologist refuses to watch them disappear and decides to discuss the matter with Fernando Martínez de Toda, Professor of Viticulture.
La Garnacha Olvidada de Aragón
Raúl begins his personal journey in the Garnacha vineyards of Aragón. He comes to the DO Calatayud, in the area of the Ribota valley, where he will learn about vineyards that are nearly one hundred years old in Cervera de la Cañada.
La Garnacha Salvaje del Moncayo
After passing through Calatayud, Raul Acha heads to the north face of the Moncayo Massif where, accompanied by Toño Calvo, an area expert, he discovers abandoned, wild vineyards, some of them uprooted, such as the one belonging to Miguel, a pastor whom he meets on his journey.
La Garnacha Perdida del Pirineo
Attracted by the influence of the Atlantic, Raul reaches Uncastillo, just 40 kilometers from the Aragonese Pyrenees, in search of the last Garnacha vineyard in the region. There he will meet José Puig, the winemaker who will show him the secrets of a more than ecological vineyard, virtually wild and with very low yield.
La Garnatxa Fosca del Priorat
The third stop on this journey through the Ebro Valley leads Raúl to the Priorat, an area that has enjoyed a resurgence that coincides with that of Garnacha. The winemaker and winegrower Francesc Capafons-Osso will guide the oenologist among his characteristic vineyards located on slate terraces.
El Garnacho Viejo de la Familia Acha
After his journey through the Ebro Valley, the oenologist returns home and wants to develop a very special wine with grapes from the centenary vineyards that his great-grandfather planted. The whole family works in the harvest, the destemming by hand, the selection grape by grape and the traditional grape stomping.
La Garnacha de Hielo
The last of the wines of the collection “Proyecto Garnachas de España” is a 100% Garnacha ice wine, with grapes harvested under a huge snowfall at the end of December in La Rioja, which provides a very special wine.
El Final del Viaje
After producing these wines, Raúl meets with his father again, to show him the fruit of his work regarding Garnacha, and with other family members, with whom he will taste the six wines in the collection.