Spain’s Mas d’en Gil reveals new ‘Vins de Finca’ wines
Mas d’en Gil, the acclaimed Spanish producer, will be showcasing two of its wines at Vinexpo that have recently been awarded the top Grands Crus status for wines made in the region of Priorat.
The two wines, a white wine, Coma Blanca, and a red, Clos Fontà, were both classified and given “Vins de Finca” (Grands Crus) status by the Qualified Designation of Origin Priorat and the INCAVI (Catalan Institute of Vines and Wines) in September 2018. Coma Blanca is made from white Garnacha and Viura and known as the estate’s ‘La Grande Dame’. The Clos Fontà comes from old vine Grenache and Carignan.
The announcement came in the year that Mas d’en Gil was celebrating its 150th anniversary and was seen as the culmination of decades of winemaking that truly represent both the identity of the region and the terroir of this ancient property.
Situated in the southernmost part of Priorat, the property takes its names from its original founder, Francesc Gil, before in later generations being taken on by the family of Rafael Barril in the 1930’s who actually renamed it as Masia Barril and became one of the rst properties in the region to do its own bottling. It was taken over by Pere Rovira, one of the leading wine gures in Penedès wine growing region, and the the Rovira Carbonell family in 1988, who brought back the original Mas d’en Gil name.
Pere Rovira’s youngest daughter, Marta Rovira Carbonell, is now in charge of the property, supported by her father and sister, Pilar, and she has converted the estate to organic and biodynamic winemaking. The “Vins de Finc” classification is only given to properties that can demonstrate exceptional winemaking and an historical bond that ties that to a particular brand of wine, supported by sustained international acclaim and recognition that its wines meet a high quality standard over a minimum 10 year period.
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