Our Partner and president of the Gandesa Cooperative Pere Bové has been elected president of the Terra Alta Denomination of Origin for the next four years.
It is the first time that a cooperative president has been elected president of the DO Terra Alta. Pere Bové believes that this is good news: "cooperatives represent thousands of farmers in the territory and an important part of the territory's winemaking history". It must be remembered that some of the cooperatives in the territory exist before the denomination of origin itself.
Bové believes that "the representation of the cooperative world of Terra Alta in the DO is good news. We as cooperatives know the strength of coming together and this is what all large wineries must do and small ones. This path that is now starting must continue in the work done so far to promote our great products around the world." He also thanked the members of the outgoing board, and especially the president Joan Arrufí "for the work done during these years and the support they have offered us to the new members".
Regarding the work to be done in the coming years, Bové explains that "we must continue to bet on the quality and promotion of our wines and our land. It is something we have been doing for years at the Cooperativa de Gandesa and in the rest of wineries and we believe that the DO must help amplify this effort."
And he continues: "Our wines have a quality equal to the best wines in the world and this must continue to be made known to everyone. For a farmer and for a winery it is very important that their denomination of origin is always by their side. Therefore, we must gain visibility and this will not only bring us sales but something even more important: that our farmers can get better pay for the raw material, and therefore their work. In the end they are the ones who pamper the essence of the DO. If we improve the conditions of the farmers, it will improve the region, the DO and the quality of the products."
Regarding the previous meeting, he explains that "it has done a very good job of making white Grenache known as the most characteristic of our territory. We will continue in this line, helping the national and international expansion at fairs and with marketing and communication. We believe that the task that the DO has to do is to continue giving visibility to wine and our territory in order to have a better future."
Pere Bové Vallespí (1958) was born in Gandesa into a family of farmers. He has a degree in law and is a practicing lawyer from the College of Tortosa. He has always been related to farming and at the age of 18 he was a member of the Union of Farmers as a regional delegate at the time of its founding. He was a farmer until the age of 28, and subsequently continued to combine law with farming. For a few years he was a councilor of the Gandesa City Council. He is currently president of the Gandesa Cooperative since 2015, and since 2018 he has been a member of the plenary of the Reus Chamber of Commerce. Professionally, he has extensive experience in the world of legal and business consultancy.