Mas del Serral is a pathway with a single destination: the origin. When we distance ourselves from our roots, we are able to reflect about the place we come from, there where our identity was shaped, where we learnt to dream as children and where fears were nothing more than horizons to cross. Perhaps this is what happened to Joan Miró when, in 1922, he was staying in Paris and painted La Masía, The Farm, the painting where he paid homage to the country house in Mont-Roig del Camp where he learnt to draw when he was three years old. Similarly, observing the painting by Miró in the National Gallery during a key time when he was far from home, Pepe Raventós realised that his dream was to restore Mas del Serral to its origins: traditional agriculture based on the harmony between nature, animals and mankind and the evidence that, as the painter said,
"The longer I have lived in Mas del Serral, the more I realize the uncertainties of making wine. That there are no predetermined rules and that there are no sciences to follow."
"Wine is experiencing a good moment. A moment of going back to its origins. Back to simplicity, to transparency. The recovery of natural prominence and liberation from snobbish or pretentious positions."
After a very hot and dry summer 2011, autumn and winter brought strong weather contrasts. The months from October to December were warm. In mide-December the cold arrived, and the leave began to fall, with low rainfall and very cold, allowing the plant to have a good and long winter rest. Sprouting began at the end of March. August began with high temperatures and a low water vegetative cycle. temperatures were mild (15,2ºC) width distinct extremes, winter minimums of -5,5ºC and August maximums of 35ºC. Rainfall was 540 mm. The harvest was not very productive, healthy with good balance and good concentration in the wines.