Celler de Capçanes, Mas Donis Rosat, Montsant, Spain, 2018
In a little village nestled in the dramatic rugged hills of the Catalan countryside is Celler de Capcanes. It was into this wild landscape that Jurgen 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 Jurgen 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, Capcanes shines.
Soil in the lower vineyards is alluvial while the higher vineyards and all terraces and slopes are on poor, mineral, stony soil based with some granite.
Produced using the saignée method (without pressing the must), vinified separately in stainless steel tanks and finally blended. Maceration on the skins.
No oak treatment
Rose-violet colour, fresh and aromatic, vibrant red fruit flavours of strawberry and rasberry; with a hint of herby and spiceness. Medium to full-bodied and complex; elgant glycerin sweetness; ripe and fresh; long fruity finish.
Seafood, fish, chicken, paella, risotto.
6 x 75cl