CASA PARDET is a winery in the township (‘commune’) of X in the Costers del Segre DO region of Spain.
OWNER | Josep Torres Vilamajó manages the family estate, succeeding his father Josep Torres Cucurull, and grandfather, the founder Josep Torres Boncompte.
BACKGROUND | Casa Pardet is the name of the Torres family’s village house. They were a family of farmers who worked exclusively in grapevines. Josep Torres Boncompte brought from France the typical French varieties (Petit Manseng and Malbec) and he introduced them to the Catalan region of “l’Urgell”. He made wine for personal consumption, selling surpluses to neighbours.
VINEYARDS | 4.5ha.
BIODYNAMICS | 1999 Begins experimenting with biodynamics.
ORGANIC CERTIFICATION | 1996 First vintage with full organic certification.
COSTERS DEL SEGRE, CHARDONNAY
COSTERS DEL SEGRE, CABERNET SAUVIGNON | 2012 No added sulfites (Isabelle Legeron, 2014, p191).
COSTERS DEL SEGRE, TEMPRANILLO
Josep Torres also make vinegars, made in soleras, or aged in French oak, some flavoured with honey or herbs (eg. rosemary).
Casa Pardet, C Bonaire 19, 25340 Verdú (Lleida), Spain | Tel+34 973.347023 | www.casapardet.com
Isabelle Legeron MW, Natural Wine, An introduction to organic and biodynamic wines grown naturally (2014, Cico Books, London & New York).