Coma d’en Bonet cellar is the result of Fuster Amades family winemaking tradition. They have been dedicated the cultivation of vineyards and producing wine from more than 60 years in Gandesa, Terra Alta DO. The vineyards are situated in an irregular topography, with calcareous and clay soils.
2016 has been another year in which we found ourselves with a harvest affected by water shortages during the whole growth cycle of the vine (250 l/m2), and especially during the summer (10l/m2).
This significant water shortage has been partially alleviated due to the irrigation water supply that has allowed us to guarantee the minimum water needed by the vines. We obtained good vegetation development and production similar to previous years with the exception of White Grenache. Due to a “setting failure” during the flowering period, production was reduced by approximately 30%.
Certainly, the lack of precipitation and the low relative humidity during the maturation period have greatly favored the perfect control of the microbial diseases of the grape, which has allowed to obtain a correct ripening and good health conditions of the grape.