Escoda-Sanahuja is Joan Ramon Escoda,a renowned natural wine producer located in the Catalonia region of Spain, known for his popular wines like Els Bassots, Nas del Gegant, Els Bassotets, and the iconic Brutal.
The estate was founded in 1999 by Joan Ramon Escoda and Mari Carme, and since then it gained a reputation for producing unique and high-quality wines using natural winemaking techniques.
The vineyards of Escoda-Sanahuja are located in the Conca de Barberà DO, in the Catalonian winemaking region, and has 17 hectares of vineyards.
Many grape varieties, including Macabeo, Parellada, Xarel·lo, Trepat, Ull de Llebre (Tempranillo), and even less Spanish grapes like Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir (!) are grown. The vineyards are cultivated using chemical-free & holistic and chemical-free farming practices, with a focus on promoting biodiversity and soil health.
Minimal intervention wines that express the terroir
Escoda-Sanahuja cult wines include Els Bassots, Nas del Gegant, Els Bassotets, and the iconic Brutal.
Made using natural winemaking techniques, with minimal intervention and little to no added sulfites.
The wines are fermented with wild yeasts and were aged in old oak barrels, but clay Amphora are very commonly becoming more used at the domain.