The origens of Mas Igneus
The origin of Mas Igneus began tentatively in 1997. Following an catastrophic economic crisis in Spain, three unimportant winegrowers decided to join forces by creating a new cooperative. This cooperative would grow and develop over the years to become Mas Igneus.
The Cooperatives Pobleda, Alta Aleya and the Albet & Noya winery joined forces and put forward their land as a foundation for a completely organic wine production.
The Past of Mas Igneus Priorat
The new and evolved Igneus winery was inaugurated just before the 2004 harvest. The cooperative founded years before was transformed into a company with the central aim of creating a new brand to maintain the quality that had followed the name Mas Igneus, and to support the new wines created for the project.
The unique design of the winery, devised with numerous small tanks, allowed each batch to be fermented separately. This design made it possible to choose the ideal moment for each harvest, based on the optimum point of maturation.
Given that many of the vines are found in different populations and altitudes, the optimum point of maturity of the same variety in different plots hardly overlapped. Each plot was ultimately vinified according to its specific characteristics.
The heritage of this period leads us to the red wines FA206 and FA112. FA stands for Fusta Allier (“Allier wood”), indicating the forest of origin of our barrels. The numbers refer to the age of the barrel and the length of the ageing. Thus, 112 refers to new barrels, aged for a minimum of 12 months. And 206 refers to second year barrels with a minimum ageing period of 6 months.
Since the 2016 vintage, a progressive change in the names of the wines has been initiated. The RENÉIXER line with the white and the red replaced the old BARRANC. In the 2018 vintage, the FA104 takes up the original name of the oldest maps of the area where the wine LA CAPELLETA “Vi de Vila” de Gratallops 2018 was born.
Finally, from the hand of Ornella Stocchi we come to the present. After 16 years of Igneus, in 2020 and with a great heritage, cultivated during all these years, we arrive at Mas Igneus Priorat.
Working since two years ago with a new line of wines, giving it a new character but continuing with the inherited work, we find M de Mas Igneus, V de Mas Igneus. These two new wines express the youthfulness of this new life project that the new owner wants to transmit. Dedicated to her children, Valentina and Matteo, they are a Blanc de Noir (V de Mas Igneus) and a red wine (M de Mas Igneus) that represent the strength of youth, a free and balanced spirit.
We continue with Fusió Mas Igneus and La Capelleta. Both are wines of great quality, aged and awarded both locally and internationally. Fusió is the most representative wine of Mas Igneus.
Fusió is the present and future of Mas Igneus. It comes from the fusion of different autochthonous varieties, such as red Grenache and Carignan, paying homage to the lands of Priorat.
It is a wine with a special character. Fusió is love, it is passion, it is carmine, it is nature, it is life itself, everything that gives meaning to our work.
La Capelleta is a wine with the “Vi de Vila” distinction. This makes it a representative wine of the Gratallops terroir. It is a wine that is born under the Ermita de la Consolosació, a beautiful place of worship.
In the case of Coster de l’Ermita and Costers de Pobleda – the highest level wine only produced in exceptional vintages -, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in barrels, where it also spends between 12 and 15 months of ageing, depending on the vintage. All the wines are bottled without fining and with only a light filtration before bottling, in order to maintain their natural characteristics as much as possible.
The philosophy of this new project is based on a commitment: to produce new wines as our ancestors did, incorporating all the knowledge and technologies that allow us to offer a high quality product to our customers and consumers.
Step by step and determined, Mas Igneus is and will be a brand of organic wine of extraordinary quality, known throughout the world and recognised by sectors such as haute cuisine and distributors specialised in high quality products.
Wines such as V de Mas Igneus, M de Mas Igneus, Fusió and Aura de Mas Igneus 1910 represent the immediate future of Mas Igneus.
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General Manager: Daniel
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