OUR REASON TO BE
An extensive history accompanies Masetplana, the result of a long family tradition that was built in 1826 and enlarged by the last generations: Julián grandfather, Xavier Maset and now, Julià, who currently manages Molí i el Celler in Masetplana’s expansion project is currently an oil mill in the Empordà region due to its volume and quality and a wine cellar with a large projection that combines personality and excellence.
We want to print in our oils and wines, a genetic trace of its own and empordanesa that is born of the estimation and the way of doing our work, from the peasantry, the cultivation and maintenance of the vineyards and olive trees, to the Most creative part when it comes to generating our products.
With enthusiasm and dedication we offer you the result of our work. We wish you enjoy it!
OENOLOGIST, CREATIVITY AND ENDURANCE
With the third generation, Julià Maset Plana, born the land that loves so much, the Empordà. Between olive groves and vineyards, as it could not be otherwise, the first words he heard were argudell, garnatxa and macabeu.
It is not by chance, then, that his vocation comes from the family tradition as a genetic seal. With just 21 years he creates the first line of the winery: “A21” in young people, white, pink and black and the aging. Later on, we are surprised by a new challenge: a young man not so young called “El Nen de Can Maset” and another monovarietal creation of macabeu with the bold name of “M´Acabeu la paciència”.
Until today, where he has continued to push and squeeze all his knowledge to work on more novelties as wines and oils and taking forward this family project. The character of the winemaker is reflected in his creations and this is how this genetic and personal imprint is given to the products of Masetplana.
The wines – The harvesting of the fruit is carried out at cool times and at the optimum point of ripeness to guarantee the quality of its juice. Vinification and aging is made monovarietal and the blend is determined before being bottled. We produce wines of marked personality that reflect the intention of the author and the Empordà character.
In Masetplana we have wanted to turn a turn in our farming and production systems to totally turn us into a sustainable agriculture and responsibility to increase the value and quality of our products.
The vineyards are worked under the controls of the integrated production, of which the Catalan Council of Integrated Production is the regulatory body that guarantees extensive production of quality and, at the same time, respectful of the environment and the health of the people
Being part of the DO Empordà protects us within a recognized common brand and distinguishes us as a winery with wines with specific characteristics and the character of our geographical area.
Following the same path, we have also partnered with Wineries for the Climate Protection, a cooperative movement for the preservation of the climate and the vineyard, struggling to conserve our habitat, our landscape, our tradition and our culture.
The oils–The elaboration of our oil is also the fruit of our work framed within these values ingrained in the earth that we want to convey in the quality of our product.
In 2010 we started the process of converting our normal olive groves by ecological into the Catalan Council of Ecological Agricultural Production, in order to transform our oil with organic oil, following the regulations of this entity. With this initiative, we are the 1st mill of the Empordà with a certificate from the CCPAE, which certifies us as organic oil producers.
Our oil is also guaranteed by the Protected Denomination of Origin Oil of the Empordà that ensures the quality of the olive oil that occurs in the two provinces of the Empordà with the specific varieties of the area.
From our olives, caressed by the Tramuntana and through cold mechanical procedures, we take our extra virgin olive oil so characteristic of the Empordà. By balancing the different organoleptic aspects (green, bitter, spicy, sweet and ripe) we get our oils unique and characteristic of our mill.
WE ARE OF THE EMPORDA, SEALED BY THE TRAMUNTANA
A rough land that meets some climatic conditions characterized by the constant Tramuntana buffets and a marked Mediterranean climate; Hot summers tempered by the breeze and mild winters with very little frost.
Mostly sandy soils in the plain and slate and granite in mountain areas, poor in organic matter and 600 mm rainfall. Characteristics that make up an ideal set for the cultivation of our precious fruit.
Our landscape of vineyards and olive trees is located in the same municipality of Garriguella, well on the skirt of L’Albera and observed, at all times, by the giant Canigó. A municipality with its own microclimate within this great place; a dry climate dominated by the Tramontana that brings a lot of identifying and Empordà features to our products.
Commitment to the environment – At Masetplana we are aware of the world where we live. A world that has to be taken care of, a world that has to provide us with good and healthy products and, that is why we take care of the vineyards and olive trees so that these crops generate quality fruits and are environmentally friendly and the health of people. Values deeply rooted in our land that we want to convey both in the elaboration of our wines and our oil.
Low emission of Co2 to the atmosphere: certified by the company LOW Co2. Our installations are fed, at 100% at a heating level, by a biomass boiler taking advantage of the olive bone as a fuel.
Recycling policy: We have a system of recycling of water to reduce the impact with the medium with this aspect, at the level of consumption and reuse. And no less importing the recycling of all the trash coming from our activity.
Product of proximity: we have the accreditation of adhesion to the system of sale of proximity that makes the emissions caused by transport and distributions are reduced to the minimum expression.
LIBERALIZATION EXPERIENCES, SHARE EMOTIONS
We offer you various activities to complement your stay and discover the wines and oils and its process of elaboration, visiting our mill, our vineyards and olive trees, as well as other other specific activities related to the world of wine and oil.
Experiences that enrich your visit to the Empordà.
- Workshops to learn how to make oil and take advantage of its excellent culinary and therapeutic properties.
- Visit to the mill and our 43 Ha. Of vineyards and olive trees with oil tasting and our wines accompanied by a peasant breakfast.
- During the olive collection season, from November to January, we will do several demonstrations of how olive pressings were made for more than 100 years, with an old restored press.