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Venus la Universal - a winery of love

25 years ago Rene Barbier, Jose Luis Perez and other 8 people to produce a wine in co-operative venture in Priorat. Four of them become the most successful winery and they inspired other winemakers to come to this region. They are: René Barbier (Clos Mogador), Daphne Glorian (Clos Erasmus), José Luis Perez (Mas Martinet) and Alvaro Palacios (Finca Dofi).

The story goes on as the son of René Barbier, René Barbier IV (same name as the father and now running the Clos Mogador), married Sara Perez, the daughter of Josep Lluis Perez and now running the Mas Martinet. They want to create something express their own thought about wine. After searching around, they found the potential of Grenache and Carignan in Montsant.  The grapes come from an approximate total of 4 hectares of vineyards, which are owned by four different grape-growing families. They partner with these owners to grow the grapes according to the rigorous ecological standard set by Rene and Sarah. They also consider every step of winemaking in the winery to see how to minimize the impact on the environment. That’s why you find wax capsule or even no capsule on the bottle.

The results are stunning. Dido, Dido White and Venus have received 90+ points from wine critics. The Venus also appear in the Japanese comics ‘Drop of God’ insulate the expression of the earth, life and Inheritance.