Spanish Wineries By Region

Yet another very special winery and again, a favourite for us, is Mas Comtal winery whose estate is located in the municipality of Avinyonet del Penedès, between the Massif of Ordal and the mountains of Mediona, Puigfred and Ancosa and the Garraf Park on the Mediterranean coast. The sea acts as a climatic regulator and the beautiful mountain of Montserrat protects Penedès from the brunt of the cold winds that descend from the Pyrenees to the north. This combination of geographical elements generates the optimum environment for wine production. Mas Comtal is a family run winery which was commenced at the beginning of the 80s by the brothers Albert and Joan Milà, in the same rural house where they both were born and raised, with the aim of producing quality Penedes wines. Albert is the one in charge of the cellar and vineyard management and Joan is in charge of the transformation from must to wine. When we talk about their wines we can talk about Author Wines and after more than a decade of effort and continuous improvements, they would like to think that they have gained the trust of all great wine connoiseurs. Mas Comtal Winery is an estate of 40 hectares made up of a total of 27 vineyards, situated at an altitude of 350 meters above sea level and has been a family-run agricultural estate since the beginning of the 15th century. Each vineyard has a different soil that may be good or fairly poor quality chalky rock with little organic matter—good for deep roots yet low production.. This farmstead has Roman remains that date from the 2nd century AD and Roman remains have been excavated within the Masia - a magnificent grinding stone, now presented under a glass floor. White varieties are Xarel•lo and Chardonnay. Xarel•lo was introduced by the Greeks and the Chardonnay is a native of Burgundy. Reds are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, originally from Bordeaux. 1,5 hectares of Black Muscat allow Mas Comtal to elaborate a Fizzy Rosé; a very amusing and interesting wine ideal on a hot sunny day with a picnic or barbecue. One of the main objects of Mas Comtal Winery is conservation, their objective is to produce a grape that is balanced and in the optimum condition to best express the terroir and identity in order to produce the best possible wine. Proof of the quality of their wines is in the tasting and Robert Parker awarded Mas Comtal Petrea 2003 a high 90 points!