At Recaredo we’re committed to using animal traction for ploughing the vineyard where our outstanding Turó d’en Mota is born. We’ve gone back to traditional horse-drawn ploughing in our vineyards with the aim to reduce both carbon dioxide emissions and soil compaction.
Forçut (Brawny), a Spanish-Breton horse with a sorrel-coloured mane, is guided by ploughman Inacio. Together, their job is to work the 0.97-hectare Xarel·lo vineyard, planted in 1940, and other Recaredo’s Family vineyards located in the Bitlles Valley Highlands, in the county of Alt Penedès (Barcelona).
Horse-drawn ploughing brings man into closer contact with the earth, allowing for a deeper, more sensitive understanding of the natural environment when working the land.