An expanding Swedish/Catalan vineyard in dynamic DO Montsant
/ Happiness in a bottle
Bell Cros is a new vineyard with old vines. We are building on traditions that date back thousands of years but with our sights set on the future. We are combining the joy and enthusiasm of a newly-discovered passion with the pride, the knowledge and the rich, deeply-rooted culture of winemaking. Bell Cros is a fun-filled, forward-looking project that will spread happiness with its wines from DO Montsant.
Bell Cros /
Bell Cros is the name of our vineyard. Bell Cros is the name of our wine. Bell is Catalan for beautiful, Cros is an old, local Catalan word for valley. Bell Cros is our beautiful valley in DO Montsant, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.
…that the earth, vines, grapes and weather in DO Montsant offer everything that’s needed to produce excellent wine.
Sustainable / organic
The vineyards in DO Montsant are often small, too small, because of inheritance laws.
People have been moving from rural areas to towns and cities for many years, making
the necessary investment and regeneration difficult. The winegrowers are usually paid
by the wine cooperatives by the kilo for their grapes, regardless of the quality. This has
forced growers to prioritise volume over quality. But new winds are blowing in DO
Montsant and Bell Cros is part of this trend. In our first year, Bell Cros acquired six
adjoining vineyards. Conversion to a larger, totally organic vineyard began immediately.
The paradox is that you need volume in order to be able to focus on better quality
through smaller harvests.
Vines that have seen 40 / 70 years
Although Bell Cros is a new addition to the world of wine, its vines have been bearing fruit for years. Most of its vines were planted between 40 and 70 years ago. This brings character to the grapes and the wine. These older vines reflect the place in which they grow. There is always a special part of DO Montsant in every bottle of Bell Cros.FIND OUT MORE ABOUT DO MONTSANT
WE ARE CONVINCED…
…that the generations of knowledge possessed by the amazing people of this region can enhance the flavour experience.
The local Garncha / Carinyena grapes
The main focus for Bell Cros are the Garncha and Carinyena grapes. They are typical of DO Montsant and neighbouring DOC Priorat. These grapes will form the backbone of our wine production.FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE WINE
Swedish / Catalan enthusiasts behind Bell Cros
Bell Cros is a team effort by a real dream team. We are Ann and Peter Skoglund, Swedish entrepreneurs who have assembled a team of local enthusiasts headed up by the renowned winemaker Joan Asens. Our shared goal is to put DO Montsant more firmly on the map.FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE TEAM
…that when you do things that you enjoy, you spread happiness around you. Each bottle of Bell Cros comes with a smile.