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Bodega Coca i Fitó, located in the town of El Masroig (Tarragona) is a venture which, despite its youth, has managed to release a range of wines on the market which makes the most of the wealth and tradition of the wine regions of Montsant and Terra Alta, their unique climates and the composition of their soils. With a work philosophy targeted at expressing the terroir, Coca i Fitó wines enjoy recognition from prestigious international publications such as US magazines The Wine Advocate and Wine Enthusiast and have been highlighted for their diversity, and ability to combine complexity and terroir with easy-to-understand and affordable wines. The driving force behind the venture are brothers, Toni and Miquel Coca, who, in 2006 after a long career in the wine industry, decided to launch this adventure with the aim of increasing awareness about the quality of the region’s vineyards. Toni Coca, the bodega’s technical director carried out his studies at the ‘Jaime Ciurana’ School of Oenology in Falset and at the University of Tarragona. Since 1986 he has worked as technical advisor to various bodegas under DOs Penedès, Montsant and Priorat, among others. In contrast, Miquel Coca trained in the gastronomy and hospitality sectors, before dedicating himself to the world of wine via top-of-the-range wine sales on international markets. Bodega Coca i Fitó’s recently inaugurated facilities are located in the town of El Masroig, in the province of Tarragona (Catalonia) under DO Montsant. Although the bodega boasts eight hectares of its own vineyards, ranging in age from 15 to 80 years, spread around the municipalities of the Falstet Valley: Marça, Capçanes, Guiamets, Pradell de la Teixeta, and La Serra d´Almos, the bodega’s commitment to expressing the region’s terroir obliges it to carry out a constant search and selection of the best vineyards in the area, and has even led it to make a white wine under DO Terra Alta. The region’s climate, with its scarce rainfall and extreme temperature differences between summer and winter, together with the predominantly granite and chalk soils, which are generally poor in organic material, give the region’s wines a characteristic minerality and concentration. In addition, Coca i Fitó carries out an exhaustive and independent selection and handling process at every wine estate in order to preserve the unique properties offered by the individual terroirs to the full. This special handling is also employed in the winemaking process, where the bodega is at pains to avoid altering the raw material as much as possible, so that the resulting wine is capable of expressing every single nuance of its origins.

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