Pep Aguilar of Celler Comunica
We’re excited to welcome Pep Aguilar of Celler Comunica to Midfield! Pep is not only one of the brains behind Comunica’s delicious and vibrant wines, but he also makes the best olive oil, cooks amazing meals, looks like a rock star, and is generally an all-around nice, laid back dude. We hope you can join us along with our co-hosts, Cosecha Imports for a fun evening of getting to know the Celler Comunica line-up as well as Pep.
About Celler Comunica
Celler Comunica is the work of the mercurial viticulturists Pep Aguilar and Patri Morillo.
Having worked as consultants in nearly every wine region on the Mediterranean coast, they’ve settled in an old farmhouse estate, known as Mas d’en Cosme, in the town of Falset on the border of Priorat and Montsant.
The estate comprises seven hectares of old Garnacha and Carignan vines, and a little chunk of Syrah, all planted on a soil of decomposed granitic sands shot with myriad types of slate.
Celler Comunica wines are almost the opposite of what’s become typical across the border in Priorat. Pep and Patri use no oak at all; they prize freshness and bright clean fruit over dry extract and high alcohol. The wines are immensely sluggable and thirst quenching, and provide a fascinating insight a terroir that’s too often hidden behind alcohol and oak.
Who They Are…in their words
We are not conformists. We never have been.
Those of us who are behind the Celler Comunica Project have spent many years in the wine trade. We have travelled far and wide (well almost) with an intense need to learn, to experiment and to search for our own path.
We have advised wineries of all shapes and sizes in different wine growing regions in the Mediterranean area (D.O.Q. Priorat, D.O. Montsant, D.O. Penedés, D.O. Costers del Segre, D.O. Valencia, D.O. Almansa, D.O. Bullas) and, finally after many years, our path has led us to the D.O. Montsant wine region, where we have set up our own winemaking project.
We go by the names of Pep Aguilar and Patri Morillo, and our project is called: Celler Comunica.
About Meet Your Maker
Meet Your Maker is a continuing series of evenings spent with some of our favourite winemakers. Designed to buck the trend of formal winemaker dinners, MYM is a way to provide our customers with a casual and fun way to meet the winemaker while they themselves hang out at Midfield, eating and drinking, pouring their wines and chatting with anyone who cares to chat with them. MYM is a non-ticketed event; come for dinner, come for a snack or just drop by for a drink. While this is a non-ticketed event, space is usually limited so we recommend making reservations if you are coming in for dinner. Cheers!