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,
This vintage comes from a relatively warm winter, rain during the spring and a gentle summer; the stock grew with force. The lack of water in the summer caused hydric stress that advanced the cycle by one week compared to other years. Finally, the rain in early August helped the plant continue to ripen calmly until the harvest. With an average temperature of 14.5° C, and a very low rainfall of 365 mm, we had performances of 15% less than the average of Clos del Serral. An extremely dry and temperate vintage, perfect for a long ageing.