Sifer Wines

Sifer Ephraim Flor Garnacha 2022


Sifer Wines Ephraim Flor is a natural wine made from 100% Garnacha grapes farmed sustainably in Tarragona, Priorat, Catalonia. Strawberry rhubarb with a nice mid-palate.

Wine Type:, Rosé
Wine Style:, Light Body
Farming:, Organic
Vintage:, 2022
Alcohol:, 12%
Country:, Spain
Region:, Priorat
Appellation:, NA
Bottle Size:, 750ml

Food Pairing:

Clams in garlic & white wine.


Producer profile

Sifer Wines

Sifer, a winery in Spain, is located in Calaceite, Teruel. Their vineyards' characteristics are similar to those of the Terra Alta Designation of Origin in Tarragona. Their terroir, situated between 300 and 350 meters above sea level, features relatively poor soils of 38.50% sand, 22% clay, and 39.50% silt.

The winery experiences a continental climate characterized by high summer temperatures that drop significantly at night. This temperature variation is beneficial for quality ripening. Contrary to popular belief, while high daytime temperatures exceeding 35ºC are not ideal for the vineyard as they halt photosynthesis, the cooler night temperatures, around 11ºC, are advantageous.

Sifer's vineyards receive relatively low rainfall, about 500 liters per year. This necessitates thorough tilling of the land. Although some years the rainfall is barely sufficient, the conditions result in moderate vine vigor and low relative humidity, which are beneficial for the phytosanitary state of the vines. Mildew is rarely seen, and oidium is practically controlled only with sulfur.

These vineyard characteristics and diligent viticulture practices typically result in ripe and healthy harvests. This allows Sifer to produce clean wines without needing to add anything to the musts, ensuring the creation of excellent and unique wines.

Wine region

Priorat, Spain

The Priorat wine region is located in Catalonia, northeastern Spain. It is renowned for its high-quality wines and rugged, mountainous terrain. The area covers approximately 2,000 hectares of vineyards and is known for its distinctive terroir, which includes slate and quartz soil known locally as "llicorella." This soil composition contributes to the unique character of Priorat wines.

The climate in Priorat is Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. The region benefits from a significant diurnal temperature variation, which helps preserve the grapes' acidity and contributes to the balance of the wines. Annual rainfall is relatively low, averaging around 400 to 600 millimeters, necessitating careful vineyard water management.

Grape varieties in Priorat are predominantly red, with Garnacha (Grenache) and Cariñena (Carignan) being the most widely planted. These varieties thrive in the harsh conditions of the region, producing wines with intense concentration, deep color, and robust structure. Other grape varieties, such as Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, are also cultivated, often used in blends to enhance complexity.

Priorat wines are known for their robust flavors, with notes of dark fruit, minerality, and spice. The high quality of these wines has led to international recognition and demand. The region received its Denominación de Origen (DO) status in 1954. It was later elevated to the higher Denominación de Origen Calificada (DOCa) status in 2000, one of only two regions in Spain to hold this distinction.

Viticulture in Priorat is challenging due to the steep, terraced vineyards that require manual labor. Vines are often planted on narrow terraces carved into the hillsides, which helps to prevent soil erosion and maximizes exposure to sunlight. This traditional method of vineyard management, combined with low yields, contributes to the high quality and distinctiveness of Priorat wines.

Overall, the Priorat wine region is characterized by its unique terroir, challenging growing conditions, and commitment to producing high-quality, expressive wines that reflect the landscape's rugged beauty.

Frequently asked question

We will process and ship your order in 2-3 business days, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with tracking as soon as the Carrier scans the shipping label.

Ground shipping time depends on location, here's a breakdown:

West Coast: 1-2 business days
Midwest: 3-4 business days
East Coast: 5 business days

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If you miss a delivery and a package gets returned to us we have two options:

1) Reship the package right away: due to the very high cost of shipping and returns, we must charge a re-shipping fee to be determined based on package size and shipping destination.

2) Consolidate the returned package with your next order: this option is free of charge and it's the most popular option.

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What is natural wine?

What is natural wine?

Natural wine is a type of wine made in small batches from hand-harvested organic or biodynamic grapes with minimal intervention in the cellar.
What is Biodynamics?

What is Biodynamics?

Biodynamic wine is wine made with grapes farmed biodynamically. Biodynamic farming is a holistic approach to farming.
What is organic wine?

What is organic wine?

Organic wine is made with grapes farmed organically. Organic farming is a type of farming alternative to conventional farming.
What is vegan wine?

What is vegan wine?

Vegan wine is wine made without using animal products during the fining phase of the clarification process. Before wine is bottled it is usually clarified.