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."
The 2009 cycle began with a rainy autumn and winter.
Lots of rain during the months of March and April. The dry spring favored a slow and healthy vegetative growth. In the month of July, 41 liters rained down, helping the plant at this critical moment and slowing maturation. A dry and hot August provoked a fast, healthy and quality harvest.
The cycle 10 days longer than usual was ideal to promote optimal maturation with great natural acidity. Add with an average temperature of 14.4º C (average annual of 15.3º C) and pluviometry of 526 mm (annual average of 520 mm).