Mas d’en Gil estate, founded in 1867 and since 1998 owned by the Rovira Carbonell family, four generations of winemakers that produce single estate wines. Located in the south of the D.O.C. Priorat, the estate has 35Ha of 10-110 years old vineyards, consisting mainly of Grenache and Carignan. White grapes, including Grenache, Macabeo and Viognier, are planted in small plots on the estate. The rest are century-old olive trees, almond trees and hazelnuts that are surrounded by 55Ha of forest that preserves the biodiversity, the Mediterranean essence and the organic agriculture. Since 2008, Mas d’en Gil has been using a the biodynamic method in their approach to winemaking, following the lunar calendar in their gardening and harvesting practices. All of their wines are Certified Organic.
Reviews & Scores
2014 Mas d’en Gil Clos Fontà
“There are unusual minty and spicy aromas on the nose of the 2014 Clos Fontà that I don’t associate with Priorat. It has echoes of nutmeg, eucalyptus and cola nut that make me think of a vermouth, with lots of aromatic herbs and a Mediterranean character. It’s a blend of Garnacha (both peluda and país, different strains) with 30% Cariñena from their oldest vines, planted between 1931 and 1973 on slate soils. It fermented in oak vats and matured in French and Austrian oak barrels and 1,500-liter vats for some 14 months. The balsamic and minty characteristics are a bit unusual and might surprise many, but the wine is very balanced and has a superb palate with fine tannins and refreshing acidity. 6,138 bottles were filled in May 2016.”
Score: 93 Pts
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Marta Rovira Carbonell welcomes you to Mas d’en Gil, one of the historical estates of DOQ Priorat, producers of fine wine, olive oil and vinegar since the 1860s:
Marta Rovira offers a tour of the Mas d’en Gil #cellar and the winery’s different ways of aging wines: