Mediterranean and craftsmanship

Old vineyards

The patience already marks, even, the decision on the precise moment in which the grapes are harvested. To achieve this point, we control the ripening of the grapes between the months of August and September, choosing 100 grapes randomly to control the concentration of sugars and acidity. Optimum ripening is sought and the grapes are treated really gently, avoiding oxidation and unwanted breakage of the grains.

Our old and beautiful current vineyards were planted since 1954. The deep roots of our vines minimize the effects of years of more marked drought.

Xarel·lo, Macabeo and Parellada

MESTRES has always staked unconditionally for the trilogy of autochthonous white varieties of the Penedes. Xarel·lo, Macabeo and Parellada are an inseparable part of the DNA of our cellars, seeking maximum expression through the varieties most adapted to our immediate environment. The xarel·lo gives us body and volume in a bed of fruity macabeo where the fine parellada adds elegance and finesse.

Wealth through the diversity of soils

The Penedès has a diversity of soils and microclimates between the sea and the mountain range, marked by the Mediterranean. The cultivation of the vine extends from the littoral to the highest areas, up to about 500 meters above sea level. However, it is in the central zone, between 200 and 225 meters, where the old vineyards of MESTRES are located.

Climatology of the vineyards

The uniqueness of the Penedes within a fully Mediterranean character mark the wines and cavas of MESTRES. September, October and November are usually the rainiest months, and in July the driest month. Temperatures are quite warm, ranging from 7.7º C in mid-January to 22.90 ºC in July. The winters are mild and the summers dry. The annual rainfall is around 600 mm, and the annual average temperature is 14.5 °C.