Within the municipality of Gratallops lies the Planassos plot, a piece of land which provides the backbone to our wines and to the vivid biodiversity of the Priorat.
Five hectares of vineyard with both olive and almond trees growing together on the slate soil, while at the same time sharing the location with native plants and a great variety of wild animals and completing a landscape of great beauty and survival.
Working the land in a way which is devoted to preserving the environment,
we adhere to biodynamic and organic practices giving life to our habitat and our vines, obtaining the fruit which once harvested will become our liquid passion.
Within the plot we find different orientations, altitudes and depths leading to microclimate variations which make garnachas and cariñenas develop in diverse ways. With the progression of time we are learning how to understand and act to give our wines our desired profile.
The Land returns what you give it and Planassos returns love, the love of wine.
Originally from Porrera, descendant of local viticulturists and with over 16 years experience in the wine sector.
After 7 years working in local cellars, Pau decided to move forward by starting an Enology degree in in the Rovira i Virgili university of Tarragona.
After completing his degree, he went to Oporto, in Portugal, where he experienced a totally new wine world, completely different to that of the Priorat.
After his experience in Portugal, he decided to return to Catalonia, stopping first in the Penedes and then returning to his home in the Priorat.
Pep manages our vineyards and produces our wine.
He originates from Santa Coloma de Queralt, with a dilated experience in civil engineering, his life completely changed during a trip to Australia where he was introduced to viticulture, an experience which inspired him and changed his life ambitions.
On his return home, he decides to study wine making in the Rovira i Virgili university of Tarragona.
During the past 7 years, he has had the opportunity of working in the Napa Valley (California), the Penedés, Gredos and currently in the Priorat.
She helps managing different areas such as administration, marketing and wine tourism… taking care of the vineyard and helping out in the cellar when the opportunity occurs.
Born in Brest (France), Audrey is French with Andalusian origins. Daughter of military parents, her childhood has been marked by moves and stays, which has given her the pleasure of traveling.
As winemaker and agricultural engineer, she worked in several prestigious wine-growing regions: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
She discovered the Priorat by chance, to carry out six months of internships, and she fell in love. So, after getting the degree, she packed her bags to settle in Poboleda. After some months working in vineyards and cellars in different wineries, she has arrived at Clos Pachem to be part of a new project.
Passionate about viticulture and winemaking, she spends her free time taking care of one hectare of vines for herself.
Founder and active manager of Clos Pachem.
Born in France to a Swiss mother and French father.
His father, passionate about wine, guided and shared his passion with him.
Although Michel trained as a surgeon (he is currently leading a medical foundation to help children in third world countries). For over 20 years he has participated in different wine fair associations, and as a founding member of an“urban cellar” (Les Vignerons Parisiens) combining work and passion.
10 years ago chance brought Michel to the Priorat. He was amazed by the scenery and by the people of this wine terrain.
Clos Pachem is the result of these experiences and a never ending passion.
Situated in the old quarters of Gratallops, it encompasses sustainability through its architecture, the scenery and its people.