In El Penedès, past the vineyards and cellars overflowing with Cava, lies a dirt road leading towards the miniscule town of Font-rubí. If you look closely, at the top of the hill you may see Glòria Garriga’s girlhood dream that began many years ago. She knew as a child that she would live on that hill in connection with the earth, the sky, and all of the beautiful creatures in between. Years later this dream has brought us Els Jelipins.
Upon realizing they did not believe in the extreme viticulture techniques that they saw all around them, Els Jelipins began a search in 2001 that led them to the very special plots of El Penedès Superior. Today Glòria and her lovely daughter Berta are making real, natural wine in the surroundings that they love.
All of Els Jelipins wines are made with native yeasts, without temperature control, fining, or filtration and only a pinch of sulfur is added at the moment before bottling. Open top barrel fermentation and some wax-lined oval amphorae are used along with lengthy aging in big barrels.
Each bottle is hand painted, showing the symbolic heart of Els Jelipins. Although the heart changes with every vintage, the love within the bottle does not. If you try one of their wines, you will for a moment be part of a dream, and that is exactly what Glòria and Berta want.
Els Jelipins Rusk (Vi de Taula):
Brand new wine from Gloria, young and energetic like her eponymous dog!
Vineyard: clay and limestone
Winemaking: The grapes are hand-picked and partially de-stemmed, partially left whole. They undergo 3 months of gentle extraction and then age 1 year in big old barrels. No fining or filtration, no SO2 added.
Personality: Extremely fresh yet complex, poised, pure energy!