Coming from generations of winemakers with early memories of helping his father in the family vineyards, Jordi began his career in wine in 1992 as brand marketer, and then after joining respected cooperative Vinicola del Priorat in 1995 as commercial director he quickly learned the skills required to grow vines and make wine.
In 1999 he planted his first vineyards in Terra Alta, a mountainous D.O. in the far south of Catalunya and Celler Jordi Miró was born.
Celler Jordi Miró makes wine primarily from garnacha tinta and blanca, cariñena and parcels of syrah, cabernet sauvignon and tempranillo.
Jordi has long eschewed the practice of synthetic fertilisers, using nothing but composted vine cuttings and grass, and his wines are made often with less than half the amount of sulphur permitted for organic wines.
His wines bear the logo of the Terres de l’Ebre Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO recognised reserve that Terra Alta falls within. The approval to use the logo on his wines is acknowledgement that his farming and production processes are in alignment with the values of the important biosphere in which they reside.
Tasting: The Serendipity range is from Jordi's daughter Aïda. A rosado with fabulous character, medium bodied, lots of ripe red fruit, with a delicious spicy and peppery note, a fantastic rosado to drink with food.
Tasting: Garnacha is the perfect grape for producing late harvest sweet wines as it accumulates sugar rapidly in late ripening, though there are not many examples. The Serendipity Late Harvest fills the gap nicely, sweet red berried fruit with notes of rose and red apple skin. Although firmly in the sweet arena, its fresh acidity prevents it from being too sticky and cloying.
Tasting: The Serendipity range is from Jordi's daughter Aïda, this is her version of the winemaking method ‘doble pasta’, whereby some of the fermenting juice is run off and more grapes are added to the fermenting must, producing a wine of intense concentration and depth. On this occasion she has applied this method to producing a light bodied red wine. Red fruit and spice abound, but due to low fermentation temperature, the immense tannin and acidity associated with these styles is kept in check.
Tasting: Jordi's wines are made from vineyards that have never seen any synthetic chemicals, just composted vine cuttings. His wines also contain less than half the sulphur permitted for organic wines. A light and energetic wine from Catalunya’s far south, showing red apple, pear, white flowers and lemon peel.
Naturalment Blanc By Andrea Miró Garnacha Blanca 2019
Tasting: Spontaneously fermented with partial skin contact and following a minimal intervention philosophy, this powerful crisp bodied wine shows citrus, ripe stone fruit and the merest hint of salinity.
Tasting: Cariñena is rare as a monovarietal due to its very forthright tannin and acidity, characteristics that Jordi successfully tames and uses to craft this delicious wine. Earthy black fruit leads the palate, with support from blackberry, black olive, black pepper, balsamics, deli meats and a sustained mineral length.