TERRES DE L' EBRE
Terres de L' Ebre is the name which is known the south-est part of Catalonia and is integrated for four regions: Montsià, Baix Ebre, Terra Alta and la Ribera d' Ebre among which we find two designations of origin < D.O > one for olive oil and another one for wine.
D.O Terra Alta region has the ideal carachteristics for growing dinamic wine. This area is located between the Ebro River and the mediterranean Sea where the vid has been cultivated since XII and XIII centuries. Varieties including grenache, macabeu, parellada and cinsaut
Olive oils from D.O Baix Ebre are extra virgin oils made in the oldest olive growing areas in Catalonia. Part of this area is called Coll de L' Alba and is where Casa Baranku' sits. The varieties that are grown to produce this oil are morruda, sevillenca and farga. Our two organic hectares are planted with the first two.
Casa Baranku' is a restored XVIII century ancient house located in el Coll de L' Alba, Tortosa, Catalonia. Casa Baranku' is the testimony of a bygone era, but not forgotten, where respect for the place and traditional technique came together. It is observed in each gesture, in each material, at each step. It is the minimum expression of how to inhabit and integrate into the environment with respect, only with architecture.
For those who do not know the place, Baranku' is a land of olive trees, a mountainous area, far from the coast, but with the sea on the horizon. In the distance you can see it, always present, accompanying the visitor.
Stone terraces organize the land by levels, showing dense groves along the path, until reaching the heart of the estate, where a small construction from 1870 emerges.
A single volume, a single space, with a tile roof, a wooden structure and stone walls covered with white lime. Local materials, of austere origin, but well preserved, convey the atmosphere and knowledge of a bygone era.
With an elegant rural simplicity and surrounded by almost three hundred centenary olive trees Casa Baranku' wants to elevated your senses and make you feel relax and inspired.
The olive tree is one of the most traditional and widespread ancient trees along the entire Mediterranean Region. Its cultivation dates back to the Neolithic, long before the written word was known, 3,000 to 4,000 years BC. Historians consider that it comes from Syria, from Asia Lesser, and of the Near East, where it originally grew in abundance in state wild. However, wild olive trees also grew in North Africa, Spain and in Greece; which makes the exact origin of the olive tree uncertain. An olive tree can live up to 2000 years.
Casa Baranku' is located within two hectares planted by olive trees. Our varieties are morruda or morrut and sevillenca and they are cultivated in the dry method, which means that the resulting oil does not have added water. Just rainwater.
Morrut o Morruda is one of the predominant varieties in Catalonia. Late ripening. Olives are easily detached from the tree, a property that farmers appreciate. Morrut olives give rise to complex oils and a sweet and fruity mid palate that evolves towards contained bitter and spicy sensations.
Sevillenca is a variety also predominant in Catalonia. An olive that gives rise to sweet virgin olive oils that are very fruity, slightly bitter and with an appreciable spiciness. Notes of green apple and banana prevail in its flavor.