Javier Revert is part of a vanguard of talented young Spanish winemakers who are working with indigenous grape varieties and traditional viticultural techniques to produce pure, vibrant wines that are raising the bar and highlight the potential of Mediterranean Spain as the source of great wines. He has strong bonds to his home region, where his family have farmed for generations, and he studied viticulture at the Universidad Politécnica in Valencia. One afternoon Javi was walking with his grandfather, who mentioned that an old vineyard they came across had been planted by his great-grandfather. The plots hadn’t been worked for years, and had merged into a patchwork of Mediterranean flora, olive and almond trees. Javi prefers north facing sites, and he recognised potential in these steep mountain terraces at the 700-800 metres above sea level planted with indigenous grapes such as Tortosí, Trepadell, Malvasía, Merseguera, Verdil, Monastrell and Arcos. He has been meticulously restoring and improving these vineyards, getting to know each macro-climate and planting some new plots, working hard to make wines of increasing purity and precision. His wines are honest and vibrant, transparent reflections of each site and vintage. They're made in minuscule quantities and, we think, are destined to become an benchmark for the new wave in Eastern Spain.