La Vinyeta de Mollet de Peralada collaborate with Fundació Mona since few years ago and in 2018 we have join forces and passion to create a unique and solidary product: the MONOvarietal. A white wine, “Abu” (one of our 4 Barbary macaques) and a red wine, “Bongo” (one of our 14 chimpanzees).
They are called Mono because they are wines made from a single grape variety. In the case of white wine, malvasia has been used and, for black wine, monastrell has been used, two very old varieties of the Empordà that the winery La Vinyeta has recovered. It should be noted that these are vegan wines. No animal by-products or gelatine have been used in its production process.
But this is a project for the future. The idea is that each year the image of two different primates from the rescue centre will be used and you can get a wine bottle collection.
This is a LIMITED EDITION of 3,500 units of each variety, which can be purchased in specialized stores, in La Vinyeta, in Fundació Mona and in some restaurants in the Girona area. The price of each bottle in the store is 7.5 euros and a portion of the profits will go to MONA.
“We don’t want it to be an elitist product, what we want is for people to dare to taste the wines and get to know Fundació Mona” says José Serra of La Vinyeta winery, who says he is “satisfied” to be part of this project with “soul” and to whom Fundació Mona is grateful for this collaboration.