“Ramón Parera and Jordi Arnan produce authentic wines, true to their terroirs, climate, and local grape varieties.”
The soils in Catalunya are influenced by its Mediterranean climate and border to the Pyrenees. Growing conditions become progressively more arid as you get further inland. The diversity of soil types, mostly calcareous sediments mixed with alluvium, sandy soils, and clay allow the presence of some of the most renowned vineyards of Spain. Microclimates and great vineyards are also found on hidden scattered limestone deposits in the area.
A Passionate Lineage
Celler Pardas was set up in 1996 by local wine growers Ramón Parera and Jordi Arnan in the Can Comas estate. Located in the Bitlles river valley between 200 and 300 meters above sea level in the upper Penedés region. Their vineyards are not irrigated, allowing the vintages to express themselves. Most importantly they don’t use fertilisers. They don’t plough the vineyards in order to avoid erosion and regularly use ground vegetation. The vineyard mainly consists of old vines of the local grape varieties - Xarel-lo. Their vine-growing concepts are: good short pruning, high plantation density, and harvesting in peak conditions in order to obtain the highest quality grape.