In the same way that two crops are not equal, Mas Comtal never produces two wines alike. Every year is a different adventure.
This is the magic of the world of author organic wine.
The wine is the result of a combination of factors not modifiable (such as geological, geographical location, composition, structure, depth, land drainage ...) as well as a way of working vine variety and consistent throughout the cycle of the plant.
The wisdom of the winemaker is a key to obtaining good wine. Deciding the optimum time of harvest whre teh is a balance between the acidity and the sugar concentration. The precise time of maceration, fermentation temperature, the type of barrel used, the aging time, and even the type of cap are decisions taken by the winemaker and give their personal and unique trait to the wine.
Our wines start at the vineyard
Mas Comtal comprises 40 hectares of organically vines, located in the easternmost part of the Penedès region, at the foot of the Garraf mountains.
The estate has a marked Mediterranean influence and is protected from the cold northern winds by the beautiful hill of Montserrat.
Geographically, it is at an altitude of 350 metres above sea level, with soil from the Quaternary period composed of sand, mud and clay. The soil is very limy, of average quality and is highly permeable to water.
From a Roman Mutatio to a Penedès Cellar
As a testimony to the past there is an arch of 2000 years old. A "mutatio" was a stop for resting which offered some services to travelers such as food and water to passengers and horses, setting the wheels of the car, medicines, veterinary care, etcètera. It also was a place to change horses if necessary.
The origin of the current name Mas Comtal gives his membership in the county of Barcelona in the early second millennium.
The status of family farm ownership begins at the end of the fifteenth century, and since that time belonged to the samefamily and from the mid-nineteenth century has the name of Milà.
Currently, Marta Milà, manager of the cellar and responsible of the cultivation of vineyards runs a family business which produces Author Organic Wines. .