Culture technique

Técnica de cultivoCan Comas estate is situated between 200 and 300 meters above sea level in the upper Penedes region. The property spans the Riudebitlles Valley, through which flows the Bitlles River that defines the orography, humidity, wind direction, and soil types of the estate.

We enjoy an irregular Mediterranean climate: semi-arid, with a rainfall of 500ml/m2 mainly in spring and autumn, and mild temperatures typical to the region.

After analising soil tests we decided to plant Millardet graft 41-B throughout the estate with very satisfying results.

We distinquish three types of terrain on Can Comas estate:

  • Dark areas: stony, clay-calcareous deep earth where we have planted cab. franc, monastrell and cab. sauvignon. It is this area that yeilds our Pardas Aspriu.

This area is also the source of the fresh water spring Font del cargol (Snail Spring) that provides a constant flow of excellent water.

  • Flat areas: alluvium soil, franc fertile. Here we grow our merlot that combined with the cabernet franc mentioned above makes our Pardas Negre Franc.
  • Coastal area: on the south slope of Can Comas estate one finds a shallow calcareous coastal soil typical to the Penedes region. This area yeilds the grape used for Pardas Sumoll rosé and Pardas Xarel•lo.

We also grow Sumoll and Xarel.lo old vineyards in a parallel valley on the Anoia River and we utilise these grapes only in optimum harvest.

Our vine-growing concepts are: good arbour short pruning, high plantation density, careful expurgation and harvesting in peak conditions in order to obtain the highest quality grape.