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Product code: 3131

Celler de Capçanes, Mas Collet, DO Montsant, Spain, 2019

Celler de Capçanes, Mas Collet, DO Montsant, Spain, 2019

Producer Profile

In a little village nestled in the dramatic rugged hills of the Catalan countryside is Celler de Capçanes. It was into this wild landscape that Jürgen Wagner walked, in the mid-1990s and never left. Entranced by what he found and the potential at the co-operative, he had no option but to stay.

Over the last 25 years he has breathed energy into this venerable operation, instilling pride in the natural wealth that is their vineyards. The potential of the diverse terroirs in these vineyards is captured and expressed so clearly in the delicious Garnachas and blends that Anna Rovira, the winemaker, and Jürgen together conjure up. As an example of how excitement, focus and dynamism can be bred into a co-operative born in the early 20th Century, Capçanes shines.

Viticulture

Working with Garnacha predominantly but with vineyards of Samso (Carinyena/ Cariñena), Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Macabeo and Garnacha Blanca scattered over sites on the hills that rise up around the village giving altitudes ranging from around 250 to 550 metres. They are pressing their growers to cultivate organically.

Winemaking

Temperature controlled fermentation (26-29º). All varieties were vinified separately in stainless steel tanks. Maceratio for 8-16 days. Aging for 9 months in old oak.

Oak Treatment

Time: 9 Months
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: None

Tasting Note

This has a medium deep red colour with flecks of violet and ripe cherry flavours and blueberries on the nose. Smooth well integrated oaky, toasty aromas. Medium bodied, fruit driven, fine ripe sweetness with good acidity which is perfectly balanced with the round ripe tannins culminating in a long ripe fruit driven finish.

Food Matching

Lamb, entrecote, game, pizza, pasta, stews, casseroles

Technical Details
Varieties:
Garnacha 50%
Cariñena 25%
Cabernet Sauvignon 25%
Vegetarian Vegan Works Organically
ABV:
14.5%

Closure:
Technical cork

Colour:
Red

Style:
Still wine

Case Size:
6 x 75cl