"Leo Gramona, Xavier's son, once remarked that his father instilled in him the principle that each generation of the family must contribute to the greater understanding of their history. To take inspiration from the insights and hard work that are hallmarks of the Gramona name and add something meaningful to that legacy by benefiting the greater community of winemakers, grape growers, and wine drinkers at home in Catalunya and around the world."
No greater tribute to Xavier can be made than dedicating ourselves to the principle that we can improve the world in great or small ways and leave it better, wiser, and more convivial than how we found it.
Everything old is new again at Celler del Roure. Not only has Pablo Calatayud rescued Mandó from obscurity, if not extinction, but he's restored his 17th-century subterranean cellar with its intact amphorae. Whether it is his take on Monastrell with his Vins Classics, his ancestral Vins Antics aged in amphorae, or his playfully pink Les Filles d'Amalia range, each wine from Roure is unique, vibrant, and persistent in its balance of fruit and savory elements. All can be from no other place than Moixent in Valencia.
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Xavier Gramona was among the rare individuals one feels privileged to have met and spent time with. He was knowledgeable […]