One of the oldest Catalan varietals, Xarel.lo, with moderate richness and early ripening, it is capable of expressing the minerality and underbrush of the Mediterranean climate. The vineyard’s vines are more than 50 years old and predominantly limestone soil with an abundant scattering of fossilized oysters from the Neogene period, 18 million years ago. Facing east, the vineyard absorbs the cool morning sun. The grapes are harvested by hand and after a soft pressing the must is fermented with indigenous yeasts. Ulls de Mel, meaning “Honey Eyes” are natural wines. They are sometimes called “natural light” wines, meaning they are carefully produced wines with an eye for quality, consistency and stability. The inspiration also comes from the golden eyes of Gloria Soley.