Who are we?

“Al pa, pa i al vi, Testuan!”
“For bread, take bread, for wine, choose Testuan!”

History and team

Testuan is a group of friends of Catalan and French roots, from very different professional backgrounds, but sharing the same passion and values for vine and wine.
The multidisciplinary nature of our team offers us multiple opportunities to develop Testuan by integrating innovative views and perspectives for all stages of production and distribution, at the service of our clients.

Grup Testuan
Andreu Sala, Kike Foncillas, Lionel Martin, Julien Schmitt, Pierre-Laurent Sinigaglia, Miquel Riera, Quim Colomer. Picture: Ramón Boadella.

In 2010, we started our journey in the world of wine to produce a white wine in the privileged area of the DO Alella, within the Maresme Coastal Range tempered by the Mediterranean breeze at 15 km up North from Barcelona.
Today, we have a wider range of white and red wines from three very different territories, DO Alella, DO Montsant and DO Catalonia for Terra Alta – but always produced with respect to our values.

Work philosophy

– Practice a cultivation of the vine that respects its environment and a process of organic viticulture
– Merge tradition with modern techniques, innovating winemaking
– Promote km 0 and slowfood in distribution

Territories

The heart of our winery is in Alella where we produce white wines such as the 3 de Testuan and reds like the Xirá. In the vineyard, we work with “Pansa blanca”, a native variety of the DO Alella, and in a typical “terroir” of the area, the granitic arena (sauló).
For some years now, we have been collaborating with a DO Montsant winery to make red wines such as the Set de Fosc and the Nuar to further expand our range, following the same philosophy. In the Montsant vineyards, we work with Grenache, Syrah and Carignan, the main varieties of the DO, and in a “terroir” of shale (Llicorella).
Since 2019, we have also been collaborating with a cellar in Terra Alta with whom we have been developing our 2 DO Catalonia wines which personalize the peculiarities and essences of this territory with such a rich wine-making tradition, alblank and albla_k .