Celler de Capçanes, Mas Donis Rosat, DO Montsant, Spain, 2022
Nestled in the rugged hills of the Catalan countryside, in the tiny village bearing its name, is the well-respected Celler de Capçanes.
It was this wild Montsant landscape which first captivated Jürgen Wagner back in the early 90s, but it was the huge potential he recognised in this unique village co-operative that determined what followed. Pouring all his efforts into working with the growers to nurture the best from their vineyards and the most honest expressions of their terroir, Celler de Capçanes has established itself as one of the most engaging and outward looking wineries in the area. A combination of diverse vineyard plots and old vine Garnacha is captured and eloquently expressed in all their wines. Winemaker, Anna Rovira together with Jürgen, conjure up complex and characterful wines that show how, with a shared vision, focus on quality and hard work, great wines and an enviable reputation are not the exclusive birth right of prestigious single estates.
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 ageing
A rose-violet colour, fresh and aromatic with vibrant red fruit flavours of strawberry and rasberry. A hint of herby and spiceness, this is medium to full-bodied and complex; elegant glycerin sweetness; ripe and fresh; long fruity finish.
Seafood, fish, chicken, paella, risotto.
6 x 75cl