From the Romanesque age to the present day

a unique history              

 A chapel, a Romanesque village with its stone carved fermenters on a hill, form a privileged and magical environment, where the wine legacy is evident.

 A 12th century historical complex


A small village ruins of Hospitaller Order monks along with a chapel, both of the late Roman period (12th century), remain on the farm and explain part of our past.   

There are also 9 fermentation vats carved in the stone by the monks, with a capacity of 2 to 8 tons, aimed at wine production. This is  clear evidence that Encús mountains have been an ideal place for the production of wine for ages: only phylloxera and progressive rural depopulation put an end to it. ​

 

A terroir that has been scientifically proven to be very positive for the vineyard cultivation, with an optimal climate that confers high acidity to the wine and that translates into a more protected and better aging wine. The Hospitaller Order monks already had this intuition empirically.

a unique history

 Aging wine is more the result of a need rather than a pleasure.

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The Romanesque village was abandoned in the 18th century, and with the abolition of the stately regime (1837) and the confiscation of Madoz (1855), this state was transferred into private ownership.
 

Castell d´Encus project buys this state in the 21st century, a land with an obvious past but without any trace of vineyard left.

Honesty and love for our land and traditions also mean to recover the entire historical complex and its uses, in addition to vineyard growth, by means of giving added value to the project.

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