Magic Potion Pet Nat 2022 is a natural wine crafted by Vinyes Tortuga, in the Catalonia region in Spain. This sparkling wine is made with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
Vinyes Tortuga is Dido & Jurriaan Morsink, a couple from Amsterdam who have made wine literally all over the world - including working as cellar hands for well-known natural winemakers including Escoda Sanahuja and Tom Shobbrook. Eventually they settled down in Catalonia, Spain and purchased 9.5 hectares of vineyards in Alt-Empordà, making their first vintage with their own grapes in 2018.
Dido and Juriaan farm the vineyards holistically and chemical free, and live amongst the vines, ‘completely off the grid’ using solar panels and water from the well. In 2020 the couple expanded their operations and bought an old cooperative building from the 1960s in the medeival town of Rabós, and started a new project called Fruita Analogica.
Their mission is to find the best grapes of the region to turn into natural wine which is easily accessible for all. The building, which houses 30 old cement tanks, will also become home to a restaurant, natural wine bar, and eventually also a place to stay, making it a destination.