Celler de Capçanes, Peraj Ha'abib (Kosher), DO Montsant, Spain, 2018
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.
Small plots of mainly old Grenache and Carignan vines (50-70 years old). Cabernet Sauvignon 15-25 years old. Low yielding due to green harvest. Terroir: Clay, granite, very mineral. Altitude: 180-550m
Vinified under the strict supervision of the Rabbi from the Habat Jewish Community of Barcelona. This is a Certified kosher wine: Lo mevushal (not pasteurized) and Le Pessaj. Fermentation is at a controlled temperature (24-28ºC). Malolactic fermentation started in stainless steel tanks and finished in barrel. Maceration of 28 days, with all varieties vinified together. Ageing: 12 months in new French kosher certified oak barrels (228L), light and medium toasted. Posterior ageing in stainless steel tanks for 3 months just before bottling.
Type: French (Kosher Certified)
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: 100
Deep dark cherry colour. The complexity of this beautifully crafted wine is shown through mature red and dark fruit aromas with some cacao and herbs. Generous in body with soft powerful tannins and cooked fruit notes and so beautifully balanced on the finish.
Venison, veal, BBQ, roasted beef, stew, game, roasted lamb chops with ratatouille, grilled vegetable, cheeses, roasted oxtail.
Cabernet Sauvignon 35%
6 x 75cl