Vi del Mas blends 70% Garnatxa Negra (Red Grenache) and 30% Syrah from 25 to 35-year-old vines grown on Calcareous clay, granitic sand and slate. Farming is practicing organic, though not certified, to produce wines that are loyal to the soils. 50% of the fruit was destemmed while the rest was fermented whole cluster—maceration and fermentation between 3 and 5 days with indigenous yeasts. The wine was aged for eight months in stainless steel on fine lees and bottled with minimal sulphur.
This is an excellent wine to get to know the Monsant wines. It is a youthful, fresh, soft, straightforward wine with the tell-tale stamp of Comunica Celler wines. Fruit, touch of Mediterranean herbs, soft-textured, bundles of fruit, soft tannins and lovely fresh finish.
Pep and Patri are devoted to their dirt. These two Granite-lovers have found their home at Mas d’en Cosme estate in Montsant, Catalyuna. Here, their indigenous varietals love the estate’s granitic soils almost as much as they do.
With an impressive collective experience that spans many years and Spain’s Mediterranean coast, Patri Morillo and Pep Aguilar now turn to their project, Celler Comunica. Granite, and their obsession with it, drew them to Mas d’en Cosme, where the decomposed granite soil flecked with slate and some calcareous clay terraces lay the foundations of the vineyards. These granite/slate soils are more akin to Priorat than Montsant.
The wines of Montsant, often called ‘the poor man’s Priorat’ not only for its proximity but because many producers chase their famous neighbours’ style – high alcohol, oak, and extraction are all familiar. But, on the contrary, Celler Comunica has the most delicate approach with no oak, fining, or filtering.
Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"Vi del Mas is an entry-level wine for those who wish to learn about Montsant – and yet it is much more than that. It is a young wine but an approachable wine; it is easy-drinking and for any occasion. It is direct, refreshing and honest any moment wine. Vi del Mas is all this and still wine with the Comunica hallmark firmly stamped on it."