In vino veritas
(Truth is in the wine)
De tal cep, tal vi. Popular saying in the Mediterranean region, which can be roughly translated as, "The vine makes the wine." Popular saying in the Mediterranean area
At Can Bas, the wines we make are honest and genuine; they bear witness to all that has happened here over the four seasons.
At Can Bas, we are not interested in repeating the same wine year after year, or using techniques in the winery to turn it into an exact copy. Every bottle that comes out of our winery reflects the character of the estate and the weather and environmental conditions of the year.
At Can Bas we work day after day to make wines that above all express the essence of the grapes that grow on our vines and the spirit we have infused in them.
Vins de Finca (or officially recognised Single-Vineyard Wines)
The wines of Can Bas Domini Vinícola will soon be undergoing a process of certification as Vins de Finca or Single-Vineyard Wines.
A Vi de Finca (Single-Vineyard Wine) within a designation of origin is understood to mean that it has been made in a certain place, within an area smaller than a municipality and with characteristics of its own. It is this name, which is known to be linked to vineyards from which wines of special quality features are made. The estate must be mapped out in accordance with a prior report by the relevant regulatory council.
Government of Catalonia. LAW 15/2002 of 27th June 2002, governing wine-growing.
Wine is a living substance that is constantly evolving...At Can Bas we know that wine starts in the vineyard and it is the winemaker who decides how it is to be worked, depending on the features of each plot, environmental conditions, the needs of each grape variety and the characteristics of each vintage. At Can Bas we believe that the winemaker must have a light touch in the winery. He or she must limit themself to monitoring the grapes during harvesting and ensuring the necessary conditions at all times so that yeasts and bacteria can turn the must into wine. Consequently, minimal use is made of wine-making products in the winery. At Can Bas, what the winemaker does with our wines must be in line with principles of delicacy and respect for the end product. Our goal is for the wines of Can Bas to express the qualities of the terroir and the personality of the estate.
All it asks for is care, attention and supervision.
... i dins la sala ombradissaAt Can Bas there is nowhere more immaculate, modern and investment-intensive than the winery. For us the winery is sacred. At Can Bas, the winery opens its door as autumn arrives. The grapes picked must arrive safe and sound, in small boxes to avoid damage to the bunches. In daylight, our employees select the grapes one by one on the selection table with their skilled hands. If we are making a white wine, the grapes are pressed quickly and the resulting must goes into fermentation vats or barrels. In the case of a red, the grape is simply crushed and, once fermented, it is gently pressed. At Can Bas we want all the fruity, aromatic qualities of the must to go into the wine. After the grape harvest, peace and quiet reign in the winery once more. Wine demands repose and ideal conditions to develop, whether in stainless steel vats or in French oak barrels. At Can Bas we are at the service of wine. This is why our ageing does not follow administrative criteria or have any set dates. It is taste and experience, just the right balance between fruit and wood, that determines when the wines are to be bottled. At Can Bas we know that the wine-making process does not come to an end once we have bottled it. This is why we devote resources and a very special part of the winery to ageing wine in the bottle. Like this we ensure that it will reach the table at its best moment.
l'encís els tenia tots presos. Homer, L'Odissea, cap XIII, segle VIII aC