The Bartolomé-Vernet family vines are located right where the Siurana and Montsant rivers merge in their way to the Ebro (here known as Ebre). They own three “trossos” (plots): Mas de Caldera, El Grinyó and Els Molins, all of them epitomizing the looks of Priorat, with its extraordinarily abrupt and sharply sloped landscape. Each terrace is a haven of piece and quiet, where twisted, age-old vines emerge amongst sheets of slate, patiently awaiting the instructions given out by Mother Nature.
Thanks to its mining activity, the town of Bellmunt was the first one in Priorat to be replanted with American rootstock right after phylloxera hit the area. Some of the Samsó vines owned by the family go back to that moment, 110 years ago. Their garnacha was planted at the bottom of the valley (Els Molins plot) mainly in the seventies, while their Cabernet Sauvignon vins arrived during the nineties, when a new era of winemaking started in Priorat. After decades of making wine, the family started bottling it under their own name in 1997.