White Grenache, Viognier
Priorat DOQ, Priorat DOCQ, Spain
White wine from Priorat is not the norm, but Mas d'en Gil vineyard is at one of the highest points of Priorat with a constant regulating breeze coming over the Montsant from the Mediterranean. "Vi de Vila" or village wine is from the single site in Bellmunt valley, from broken slate terroir. Fermented in stainless steel and large oak barrels. It offers aromas of orange peel, stone fruit and spice with a slightly mineral palate and a Mediterranean herb finish.
Marta Rovira Carbonell abandoned a career as an aeronautical engineer in Munich to return home to Catalonia and take over the family wine business that began in 1918. Marta quickly introduced organic methods at Finca Mas D’en Gil and has moved towards biodynamic practices in the vineyard and winery. Finca Mas D’en Gil’s natural approach to winemaking was influenced by Marta’s grandmother Pilar, an expert in lunar cycles and local medicinal plants.
In her family’s high-altitude vineyards Marta produces a vibrant style of wine that stands in contrast with the heavy, over-extracted Priorat wines of her father’s time. Marta’s Bellmunt and Como Vella make better use of the altitude and terroir at Finca Mas D’en Gil, providing fresh and engaging examples of Grenache-Carignan blends.
Mas d'en Gil
This land has inspired the organisation of Mas d’en Gil. The different terroirs, aspects and microclimates have determined the crops planted, the function and buildings constructed. There is a will to delve deeper and for respect as well as a pact with na