Comalats: the accidental winery

“It was a potential catastrophe:” Eva explained on our first visit. Her father had 12 hectares of grapes just ready for harvest and suddenly the buyer had pulled out. What were the family to do? Jaume Bonet had only planted the vineyards with the then fashionable Cabernet Sauvignon on advice that this was the way forward - to sell on an international variety to a larger producer. In the past the family had made wine from indigenous grapes for home consumption or to sell on draught, just like every other Catalan farming family.

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