Wine has been made at the Castillo Perelada since the Middle Ages, as shown in several documents and parchments from the period to be found in the library. When Miguel Mateu bought this ensemble of monuments in 1923, one of his primary objectives was to revitalize the wine producing tradition, a tradition that is more alive than ever these days and which has incorporated the most modern technology to create wines that make full use of the nuances of the soils and vines of the Empordà.
It was in Peralada that Don Miguel discovered and fell in love with the world of wine. Discovering the old wine cellar underneath the cloisters, where wine had been made since the fourteenth century, he decided to start to make wine. In time, his son-in-law Arturo Suqué gradually took over a business that is today lead by his grandson Javier Suqué Mateu.
He died in 1972 but his legacy remains alive in the patrimony left behind in Peralada and the memories of all of those who knew him.
The Empordà is a small area where there is a variety of soils found in few other places in the world. Slate slopes, Sandy valleys. Fluvial sediment, clay-silt, gravel soils… Lands that have borne witness to how different civilizations cultivated the art of wine. The heterogeneity of the land on which the vines grow allows the Castillo Perelada to obtain grapes with a wide range of nuances.
At the beginning of the 1990s, Castillo Perelada decided to produce high quality wines. These are what some call high expression wines. This new approach has led to a series of investments in research and development.
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