The beauty of wine is that no two harvests are the same – just as no two wines can be the same. Each year brings a new adventure. This is especially true for producers like the Guileras, who work their own estates. The organic Coma Romà wines are the result of a combination of factors: the sun, the climate, the variety of the grape, the methods used to work the vines and the cellar, the coupage…. Premium wines, each with its own unique personality, but all produced with the utmost respect for the environment.

The wines detailed below are from the 2016 harvest.

A brief summary of previous years:

2011: A fairly wet spring and winter. Despite this, the grapes arrived at the cellar in great condition and with excellent acidity.
2012: A wet winter followed by very dry spring and summer seasons. A harvest of exceptionally healthy and mature grapes.
2013: A dry winter and one of the coldest Mays of recent years. A reasonably dry summer, but with fairly low temperatures. The grapes took a long time to mature.
2014: A mild winter with very little rainfall. One of the driest in recent years. The summer was cool and fairly wet. The harvest continued along the same lines as 2013, with low temperatures and weekly rains delaying the ripening and maturity of the grapes.
2015: A dry winter and spring, with low rainfall and mild temperatures. Very high temperatures in June and July. August saw lower temperatures, but even with this, the harvest was one week ahead of its equivalent 2014 growth. The conditions brought about a fall in the quantity of grapes per vine, but a slight increase in their sugar content.
2016: Notably dry climatic conditions – one of the driest seasons in recent years with 50% – 60% less rainfall than average. This resulted in a significant decrease in grape production, although the grapes that were produced were very healthy.

 

 

2016 White – Xarel.lo

  • Produced with a brief maceration of the grape skin prior to the extraction of the must, followed by 25 days of low-temperature fermentation. Bottling took place in February 2015, after the coldest winter months had passed.
  • Tasting note: Resplendent yellow colour, fresh and fruity aromas alongside a slightly vegetal note typical of the Xarel.lo. Robust on the palate, full-bodied and refreshing, with well-integrated acidity.
  • The fruit and aromas of this wine are best enjoyed during the first two years after bottling.
  • 75cl bottles

 

 

 

2016 Rose – Ull de llebre

  • Produced with a brief maceration of the grape skin after harvesting in order to achieve the rosy pink colour that makes it so special. It was then fermented at a low temperature and bottled at the end of February 2015.
  • Tasting note: Intense cherry colour with subtle aromas that recall strawberry, blackberry and other fruits of the forest. Leaves a pleasantly lingering aftertaste.
  • This wine is best enjoyed during the first two years after bottling.
  • 75cl bottles

 

 

 

2016 Red – 100% Merlot

  • Made with grapes at the optimal point of skin maturity and with the aim of preserving the natural expression of the variety. Fermentation takes place under controlled temperatures to maintain the fruity notes. Following malolactic fermentation, a part of the wine is aged for 4 months in French, American and Central European oak barrels to achieve a well rounded “mitja-criança” or medium-aged wine. Bottled in June 2016.
  • Tasting note: Very intense ruby red in colour. Aromas reminiscent of well-ripened strawberries, cherries, and raspberries. Complex and round on the palate with extremely soft and sweet tannins.
  • This wine can be enjoyed for many years after bottling.
  • 75cl bottles

 

 

2016 Macerated Xarel.lo

  • Produced from vines that are at least 40 years old. Pale in colour with green reflections. A fruity bouquet predominated by mature white fruits including pear, banana and an occasional hint of fennel. Robust and honeyed on the palate, with the full-body of a wine that has been aged “sur lie”, and a long and persistent finish.
  • 75cl bottles