Celler Pardas wine producer

Celler Pardas
Winemaker Ramón Parera and viticulturalist Jordi Arnan founded Celler Pardas in 1996 to produce wine from an abandoned farm, Finca Can Comas, near Torrelavit in the Alt Penedès region of northeastern Spain.
 
Can Comas had no remaining vineyards so they planted their own, mainly with Xarel.lo, Malvasia, and Sumoll but also with the Bordeaux varieties Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.  The local varieties were obtained by taking cuttings from ancient vines in the region, rather than commercial strains from nurseries.  Can Comas’s output is supplemented by some very old Sumoll and Xarel.lo vineyards located a few kilometres to the north in the Anoia valley.
 
They also renovated Can Comas’s medieval farmhouse and long-disused cellar, building a new gravity-fed winery.  Celler Pardas released its first wine from the 2004 vintage, and rapidly developed a reputation as a winery to watch, especially for its range of Xarel.lo-based whites and high-end Collita Roja red made from Sumoll.
 
All their vines are unirrigated and farmed organically.  They don’t plough the vineyards to avoid erosion, and plant cover crops between the vine rows to retain moisture in the soil.  Indigenous wild yeasts are used for all fermentations, oak is kept to a minimum, and the wines are not fined or filtered.

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