These compacted clay soils mean there is less water available and make it difficult for roots to grow through. Together with the low levels of organic matter, however, they create the perfect conditions for the production of our non-sparkling wine. There is one important exception – our Clos del Serral. For this we combine the right soil with the right orientation to obtain that concentration and freshness.
These are found in the area around the lake and in a small area to the east. These two areas are all that remain of the two small rivers that were at the edges of the property and that helped form the geology of the estate. These are deep soils containing a great many pebbles that make them warmer and less fertile, which bring the wine depth and structure. They make up a small percentage of the property but are highly relevant to the coupage of our De la Finca.
This sedimentary rock known as molasse has its origin in soft clay and gives rise to deep soils that are well watered and rich in minerals. These are ideal conditions for the liveliness and freshness we need to create our l'Hereu and De la Finca sparkling wines.