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Celler Pardas

In 1996, oenologist Ramon Parera and agronomist Jordi Anan discovered an abandoned estate, located 250 metres above sea level in the Penedés region of Catalonia. Affected by the Spanish Civil war, the Can Comas estate was made up of 60 hectares of unkempt Mediterranean forest and pasture surrounding a run-down medieval farmhouse.

They discovered a gem – an ancient cellar that had survived the dregs of war. The two painstakingly restored the cellar and the building, carefully planting new vineyards and pioneering a winemaking process Ramon and Jordi call “Conception Wine.”

The phoenix-like rejuvenation of Can Comas is reflected in the wines produced by Celler Pardas.

The vineyards are not irrigated or ploughed, minimizing erosion of the land and allowing for greater expression of the vintage. Fermentation is done with indigenous yeasts and the wines are not clarified. With clay-lime soils on petrocalcic rocks, Celler Pardas wines reflect the terroir’s salty, mineral-infused characteristics. 

Ramon has fought to bring back grape varietals had had fallen out of favour with the Appalachians, such as Sumoll, Xarel.lo and Malvasia Sitges. As anyone who has tasted Celler Pardas wine knows, his efforts have most certainly paid off.

A man as eclectic as his wines, Ramon’s other passion is vinyl, with over 3000 records in his collection. Next time any fans from Canada visit Barcelona, a stop for some music and wine at Pardas is essential.

 

  • Sus Scrofa 2018
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    Sus Scrofa 2018

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    Sus Scrofa is Latin for wild boar, the animal chosen as the symbol of Celler Pardas due to its frequent sightings at the vineyard. This wine is also emblematic of Pardas, as the tortured, abandoned vines were painstakingly restored by Ramon and his team.

    Using 100% Sumoll from chalky-clay soil, the wine undergoes maceration and four months of aging in century-old concrete tanks. No oak is used.

    Light to medium purple in colour, with aromas of red and black berries, this is an easy and supremely tasty wine. Distinctive Sumoll tannins are balanced with fleshy, bright fruit.

    As with all Pardas wines, Mediterranean herbs and refreshing salinity are highly evident on the palate.

    Alcohol 14%

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  • Negre Franc 2015
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    Negre Franc 2015

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    Cabernet Franc (65%), Cabernet Sauvignon (24%) and Sumoll (10%) varietals come from the vineyards that best reflect the terroir of the property.

    Free of herbicides, pesticides or other chemicals, the hand-picked grapes are subjected to a variety of vinification techniques to bring out their singular qualities, as does the 12 months of aging in French oak.

    The result is a gorgeous reflection of the best of Penedès.

    Rich ruby in colour, the wine has abundant, fine legs. The nose is serious and intensely fragrance, showing a balsamic background, with aromas of black pepper, fresh plums and hints of candied oranges and pencil lead. In the mouth, the wine seduces and expands, providing plenty of fleshy, black fruit. The persistent tannins give way to a long, elegant finish.

    Alcohol 15%

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  • Sumoll Rosado 2017
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    Sumoll Rosado 2017

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    Championing the historical roots of the Penedès D.O., Ramon has reintroduced the much-maligned Sumoll grape, transforming it into the only Rosé of its kind.

    The grapes of the south-facing, 40 year old vines, grown organically in clay-calcareous soils, are placed in 100-year-old concrete tanks where they undergo maceration for 28 hours to extract colour.

    The fresh and intense nose imparts notes of the Mediterranean sea, red apple peel, fresh, wild berries, pomegranate and figs. In the mouth, the fruit is enhanced by Sumoll’s background of anise and bright acidity.

    The finish is fresh, long, dry and slightly bitter, cleansing the palate with a playful acidity.

    Alcohol 12%

     

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  • Xarel-lo 2009
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    Xarel-lo 2009

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    The 2009 Xarel-lo provides an ideal opportunity to experience this delicious wine with additional aging.

    The Pardas terroir is in full evidence.

    Complex, the nose is serious with petrol and citrus aromas followed by a welldefined, mineral palate. Lush and herbaceous, the Mediterranean is in full view. And the long finish reinforces this wine's potential to continue to evolve with time.

    Alcohol: 13%

     

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  • Xarel-lo 2017
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    Xarel-lo 2017

    $249.00

    $41.50 per bottle | $249.00 case of 6

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    ESTIMATED DELIVERY DATE AUGUST 4 

    In the words of Ramon: “nothing allows us to express our terroir as Xarel-lo.”

    The Xarel-lo is one the estate’s longest aging wines due to the 60+ year old vines' adaptation to the semi-arid climate and limestone soils, high alcohol content and bracing acidity.

    Perfectly expressing the Pardas approach, this wine is made from 100% Xarel-lo. A considered use of new and old oak and concrete adds further depth and complexity to the wine.

    There is a fantastic intensity to the nose. Reflecting the landscape of the property, strong rosemary, fennel, white truffle, liquorice and subtle bay leaf are evident. In the mouth, the wine delivers ample weight, yet elegance. Ripe stone fruit, sesame and ginger is balanced by persistent minerality and acidity. The finish continues with liquorice and an intriguing bitterness.

    Alcohol: 13%

     

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  • Rupestris 2018
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    Rupestris 2018

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    Created from a blend of 30 - 60 year old primarily Xarel-lo, and small amounts of Malvasia de Sitges and Xarel.lo Vermell, the vineyards grow on the estate’s hillsides in Can Comas' limestone soil.

    Rupestris evokes the strength of the rock, the purity of the earth, something primitive, rustic, wild, ancient and authentic.

    Initial aromas of citrus give way to pear and ripe melon, quince and soft hazelnut. These gorgeous tones are enhanced by the Mediterranean Sea and herbs, including lavender.

    In the mouth, it’s full of character: glycerine is ample; so too are the fresh, fruity flavours of pear, apricot and peach. The flinty acidic background provides ample tension and an electric, fresh and slightly bitter aftertaste.

    Alcohol: 13% 

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  • Negre Franc 2015 Magnum
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    Negre Franc 2015 Magnum

    $444.00

    $74.00 per bottle | $444.00 case of 6

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    Cabernet Franc (65%), Cabernet Sauvignon (24%) and Sumoll (10%) varietals come from the vineyards that best reflect the terroir of the property.

    Free of herbicides, pesticides or other chemicals, the hand-picked grapes are subjected to a variety of vinification techniques to bring out their singular qualities, as does the 12 months of aging in French oak.

    The result is a gorgeous reflection of the best of Penedès.

    Rich ruby in colour, the wine has abundant, fine legs. The nose is serious and intensely fragrance, showing a balsamic background, with aromas of black pepper, fresh plums and hints of candied oranges and pencil lead. In the mouth, the wine seduces and expands, providing plenty of fleshy, black fruit. The persistent tannins give way to a long, elegant finish.

    Alcohol 15%

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  • Blau Cru 2018
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    Blau Cru 2018

    $384.00

    $32.00 single bottle | $384.00 case of 12 

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    ESTIMATED DELIVERY DATE JULY 29

    Blau Cru blends floral notes on the nose with well balanced ripe fruit and notably acidity. Made with 100% Malvasia de Sitges, a grape with natural acidity and a wonderful minerality. 

    Blau Cru is very aromatic, with notes of white peach, lemon and flowers. Citrus fruit on the palate with a long vibrant finish. This is a dry white wine.

     

    Alcohol 13.5%

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    Aspriu 2005

    $840.00

    $140.00 per bottle | $840.00 case of 6

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    Produced only in the best vintages and with the best grapes from the 2.7ha La Barraca property, the blend is comprised of 63% Cabernet Franc and 37% Cabernet Sauvignon.

    The Cabernet Sauvignon undergoes malolactic fermentation in barrels and the Cabernet Franc, in deposits. The wine is then aged in French oak barrels and lightly filtered before bottling.

    Intense cherry red in colour, with fine violet reflections, abundant and dense tears fall down the glass. On the nose, the intense and powerful notes of red fruit are fresh, ripe and candied. This is enhanced by toasty aromas provided by the oak.

    On tasting, the wine is equally intense, warm and has a wide attack. Fleshy, sweet and tasty on the mid-palate, the wine expands to show ripe fruit, well balanced notes of tobacco and hints of fine sherry. The ripe tannins lead to a long finish that delivers concentrated dried black fruit and herbal spice.

    Alcohol: 14.5%

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