Viticultors Mas d’en Gil has a 125hectare estate in the municipal district of Bellmunt del Priorat within the historical Priorat region. Situated at an altitude of 300 metres above sea level, with its terraces flanked by Montsant and Serra de Llaberia, it receives the warm, humid air wafted in on the southeasterly breezes.
This singular microclimate, with its broad temperature range, and the special character of the “llicorella” soil (slate), give the palate, colour and aroma of its wines a unique richness and complexity. The vineladen terraces alternate with plantations of olive and almond trees and eventually give way to forest in the purest Mediterranean style.
The 20day harvest, usually beginning early in September, is the result of exhaustive control of the Macabeo, Garnacha, Cariñena, Cabernet and Syrah vines.
PERE ROVIRA ROVIRA, A LOVER OF WINE AND THE LAND, A CONNOISSEUR OF BOTH THESE WORLDS FOR THE PAST THITYFIVE YEARS, HAS ACHIVED, TOGETHER WITH HIS FAMILY AND A GREAT TEAM OF WORKERS, THE DREAM OF LEAVING A RECORD OF HIS DEVOTION AND KNOWHOW.
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A great wine is a strict and pure fruit of a privileged place. The more we try to narrow it down, the more precise the identity is, which is vital in order to define a great wine. In this context, DOQ Priorat is pushing this new qualification of wines produced in their wineries, while stressing three main values: transparency, humility and the recovery of what was once gone.
”The names of the land” is introducing the following classification:
DOQ Priorat wine
They reflect the generic winegrowing personality and typicity of the DOQ.
Vins de Vila
They transmit the exclusive identity of a village’s landscape mosaic, the sum of the diversity of its wine locations
They show an even purer essence, a character linked to orography, geology and a delimited microclimate.
These wines are born from an individual wine production of exceptional virtues, which needs to be bottle separately.
Gran vinya classificada
These are very rare samples of natural and historical talent: a moving alliance resulting of the sheer caprice of nature and tradition that has been able to interpret and safeguard the most exclusive wine jewels to our days, with no alteration from time.
Consell Regulador DOQ Priorat identified all wine plots in Priorat. The reason was to guarantee the origin of ever grape from every vineyard and every wine according to a given qualification. DOQ Priorat’s technicians can therefore ensure, thanks to a strict control of traceability, that the origin and rules established in the current classification are applied to all wines.Today, DOQ Priorat has just over 2.000 hectares of vineyards, grown by 575 winemakers and 109 wineries. Vine cultivation and wine making are the main economic activities of the appellation’s villages.