Grapes: Malvasia de Sitges
Region: Penedes, Spain
Soils: Limestone + Loam + Calcareous Clay + Sand
Vinification: Direct press, then fermented in stainless steel
Aging: 1 year in tank
Fining or Filtering: None
Sulfur: Minimal at bottling
Notes from the Importer: Ramon Parera (an oenologist) and Jordi Arnan (an agronomist), both of whom are originally from St. Sadurní d’Anoia, founded Celler Pardas back in 1996. More precisely, the Can Comas estate is home to Cellar Pardas, which lies between 200 and 300 meters above sea level in the upper Penedès region and spans the Riudebitlles Valley, Catalunya.
The Bitlles River, which flows through this valley, greatly influences the orography, humidity, wind direction, and soil types of the estate. Traditional varieties like Sumol, Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Malvasia are grown here, along with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
All of the vineyards at Con Comas are farmed with the utmost attention towards preserving the land and its health. Parera and Arnan consider Can Comas a cultural landscape, and one that harmoniously exemplifies how the human and natural element can thrive together.