Celler de Capçanes is situated in a little village nestled in the dramatic rugged hills of the Catalan countryside. 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. Working with Garnacha predominantly but with vineyards of Samso (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. Nowadays over 50% of the vineyards are organic while around 90ha have been certified.
An incredibly rich wine, dark in colour due to its concentration. Such concentration is also shown through the huge variety of flavours this delivers on the palate, from it's ripe seductive blackberries, cherries, raspberries, as well as a slight jammy tertiary approach. Blending nicely with the fruit we find toasty, coffee, toffee aromas from the oak that are well integrated with the sweetness. The finish is long and the acidity in this full-bodied wine keeps the wine alive with a soft tannic structure.
Bright, deep violet- ruby colour. Plentiful aromas of cherry and blueberry which shows the pure essence of old Grenache vines. Full-bodied, dense flavours of dark berry fruit, elegant oaky, toastiness, fresh, vibrant acidity and elegant glycerin sweetness A serious, ripe tannin background with very good length.
This wine 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.
Medium ruby colour with violet highlights, lovely perfume of liquor, cherry and red berries, spicy cake and a complex floral medium bodied palate packed full of pure fruit seduction and charm. A fine finish with ripe soft tannins and beautiful flavours.
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.
Attractive yellow golden-green colour. Seductive fruit flavours of peach, pear, mango, and banana. Hints of flowers and herbs: creamy and soft with crispy freshness in the mouth. Medium-bodied, lovely fruit and floral finish.