Ca N’Estruc is a family property located in a unique place, the slopes of the mountain of Montserrat, in the municipal term of Esparreguera (near Barcelona). The estate is one of the oldest properties –documented since 1574– and has lived in harmony with its environment for centuries. Currently, 22 hectares of vineyards are cultivated in this unique area –benefited and sheltered by this magical mountain–, from which full ranges of young and ageing wines are elaborated.
Ca N’Estruc is the first winery registered in the DO Catalunya, created in 1999, heir to a winemaking tradition with more than 2000 years of history.
An estate, a family
Of the terroir
Currently, 22 hectares of vineyards are located in the estate at 165 meters above sea level. The estate enjoys a specific microclimate, sheltered from the cold winds of the north thanks to the natural barrier created by the mountain of Montserrat. This protection allows enjoying cool summers and mild winters with an average annual temperature of 14.1ºC. The alluvial terrain, clayey-calcareous and gravelly soil, favors the quality of the grape with low yields. The plantations are perfectly oriented, from north to south, to optimize the use of the sun, studying the appropriate planting framework in each plot according to the variety.
The different plots surround the family house and the cellar. The most recent plantings are conducted in trellis, to favour a better ventilation, avoid the treatments to the maximum and get an unbeatable health in the plant. The oldest vineyards, with an average of 40 years, are still pruned in head, looking for sustained productions to obtain a grape of the highest quality. This careful pruning and clearing of grapes at the time of veraison, helps to achieve a more balanced fruit ripening.
Likewise, Ca N’Estruc controls and acquires grapes from old vines, aged between 40 and 60 years old, selected from among the vine growers of the area, adding 20 more hectares to their own.
The grape varieties
In Ca N’Estruc, autochthonous varieties coexist, such as the white xarel·lo, muscat, macabeu and white garnatxa or the garnatxa and carinyena inks, along with a wide selection of foreign varieties, but perfectly adapted as chardonnay, syrah, tannat and petit verdot, all of them with more than twenty years. New plantations are gradually being incorporated to produce the young wines of the cellar.