Mas d'en Gil
The brand, Mas d'en Gil is available in more than 40 international markets. It is a reference point for excellence and Priorat identity.
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Francesc Gil, was the founder of the estate. He was intuitive and enthusiastic, very much a man of the 19th century. His descendents managed the estate until the next owners, the Barril family took over in 1930. They consolidated the technical and farming side of the estate and re-named it Masia Barril. Rafael Barril Figueras and his son, Rafael Barril Dosset together with Mª Magdalena Vicente Jordana founded a “new Priorat model based on old methods”. Of advanced ideas, hard-working and determination they took the ground-breaking decision to start bottling their wine production.
In 1998, the Rovira Carbonell family bought the estate and recovered its historical name, Mas d’en Gil. This was a dream come true for Pere Rovira, one of the great wine professionals of the Penedès wine growing region. Soon after 2000, the first Mas d’en Gil Wines were released. Pere Rovira’s youngest daughter, Marta Rovira Carbonell introduced organic farming methods to the estate and is the current director of the company, backed by her father and her sister, Pilar.
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Rocks and woodland, unfathomable natural springs, sunny, steeply sloping traditional “coster” vineyards and crowning them all, is the Masia or Farmhouse with its old underground cellars. It is solidly built, standing tall and protected by the nearby Sarraí Mountain. A dream has come true in this far corner of the area known as “Historical Priorat”. It is framed by the limestone cliffs of the Montsant and Llaberia Mountain Range, caressed by the Serè wind blowing in from the north and the Garbinada sea wind from the south-east, this place can only be understood as a single unity, a unique estate.
At 350 metres above sea level, Mas d’en Gil covers an area of 125 hectares (309 acres) of land within the municipal area of Bellmunt del Priorat in the southern area of the Denomincació d’Origen Qualificada Priorat (Priorat Qualified Designation of Origin). We could say that the estate, spread over five valleys is a scale model of this mountainous region known as the Priorat. It is a region filled with steeply sloping slate-based hillsides, Mediteranean woodland, interspersed with vineyards of Garnatxa (Grenache) and Carinyena (Carignan) and by olive, hazel and almond groves.