Clos Galena – a Family-Owned Winery Located in Domini de la Cartoixa
Clos Galena is a family winery located in Domini de la Cartoixa. The Dalmaus and Perez Families collaborated their efforts to establish the winery. Their main aim is to make excellent and unique wines in this well respected Spanish winegrowing region. The name Galena comes from a mineral present in the ancient mines of Priorat. There is a statue of a dwarf with a saxophone located about twenty meters from the winery. Its purpose to keep an eye on the Clos Galena Winery and introduce the magic of the Priorat region to the future generations.
Eleven Hectares of Vineyards Located Five Hundred Meters above Sea Level
Aging in Oak and Stainless Steel at Clos Galena Winery
The estate has eleven hectares of vineyards surrounded by nature and dense forests. The region has a Mediterranean climate with low amounts of rainfall. There is a big difference in temperatures between day and night in the vineyards of Clos Galena. There is a presence of licorella soil which is essential for the growth of their grapes. The vineyards are located five hundred meters above sea level and have small rows on narrow terraces. The production of grapes is usually low and of a very high quality. The grapes are taken to the winery where they undergo fermentation at an optimum temperature. Aging is done in stainless steel tanks and then kept in old French and American oak barrels.
Garnacha and Carinyena at Clos Galena
The winery makes use of ecological and environment-friendly techniques to preserve the land and nature of the beautiful Priorat region. The main grapes produced at Clos Galena are Garnacha and Carinyena. Clos Galena’s wine, Formiga de Vellut is the only Catalan wine that was served at a Nobel Prize Award Ceremony held at Stockholm in 2017.