Celler el Masroig is situated in the southern part of Montsant, bordering on Priorat. Montsant, which became a DO in 2001, extends from the banks of the Siurana River to the Montsant hilltops. The soil is mainly chalky, with some areas of clay and schist, all with high mineral content and low yielding vines. Because it is located where the Mediterranean and the continental climates meet, the summers and winters are dry while the springs and autumns are wet. Celler el Masroig was founded in 1917 as the Cooperativa of El Masroig. It is an association of grape and olive oil producers with approximately 300 members who are associated owners of the company. Today, the cooperativeâs members are the joint owners of almost 500 hectares of vineyards and they are thought to be one of the most quality orientated co-ops in Spain.
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