L’Enclòs de Peralba was started in 2017 by Leo and Roc Gramona, of the renowned Penedès sparkling wine dynasty. The project is named after the stony white calcareous soils of the Sant Sadurní hills in Alt Penedès, where the winery is located. Leo and Roc have sought out plots owned by experienced old farmers, whose knowledge and skill was in danger of dying out. These are growers who share their desire to work in a sustainable way, that is respectful to the environment. Penedès is a large region with a huge variety of terroirs, from the Mediterranean coastal vineyards in the south, to the steep slopes of the valley of Montserrat in the north. Soils range from stony calcareous clay to slate, so their focus is on making single-parcel wines with local grape varieties which express the mesoclimate and terroir of each individual plot, aiming to present the “distinctive flavour of their landscape”. They build on this by working with minimal intervention in their small cellar. They vinify each parcel separately and age it in either barrel or concrete tanks before bottling. The wines show a clarity and purity uncommon in such young winemakers, and are a refreshing addition to both the region’s offering and our list.