our reasons for creating CARA NORD
Cara Nord was created by 3 people, joined for more than 20 years by their friendship and their passion for wine: Tomas Cusine, Xavier Cepero and Eric Solomon. They had many years of experience in the wine industry, and in March 2012 they decided to start a winemaking project together.
They all had long been attracted to the majesty of the North Face of the Sierra de Prades and its magnificent climate, land and history of quality winemaking. It is an environment classified of great Geological Interest and protected by the Natural Park of the Forest of Poblet.
From experienced they knew the potential of the grapes grown in the Prades Mountains when it came to making good wines: the excellence seen in the DO Priorat, the reliability of D.O. Montsant, and the creativity of the DO Costers del Segre all originate from the same mountain range.
Three Denominations of Origin located on a single mountain, all producing remarkable results. In reality, however, this interest lay particularly in the fourth D.O. of the Prades Mountains.
This area was the Denomination of Origin Conca de Barbera, which itself has a long tradition in winemaking and still has great potential in the world of small wineries and micro-elaborations.
In 2012 they felt the call of “Mountain Viticulture” and threw themselves wholeheartedly into the CARA NORD project, aiming to:
Vinify grapes from vines planted at altitude on the NORTH FACE of the Prades Mountains.
Starting with the vineyard and with their small winery located within the historic Monastery of Poblet, in March 2012 they embarked on this great wine-making adventure.
Viticulture up to 800m above sea level, as is the case at CARA NORD, takes place in a very particular and demanding geographical environment that poses constant challenges. But Tomas, Xavier and Eric are convinced that vineyards grown on rocky land, in unpolluted air, and surrounded by untouched biodiversity, will result in the creation of original wines with unique organolèptic qualities.