Cabrida

Tasting note:

Bright and vibrant, medium coloured; fresh seductive aromas of cherry and  red berry; floral, roses, wild herbs; in taste full-bodied; very fine and complex nose; almost  exentric and seductive; intensive but elegant flavours of red berry fruit in taste; elegant, light oaky, toasty aromas; fresh and vibrant, lively acidity; gorgeous Glycerin sweetness and texture; serious, crispy tannin structure; very good length; pure and sophisticated fruit finish

Food pairing: 

Roasted  lamb chops;  lamb loin with herbs; croasted rispy duck breast, goat, beef, seared fois gras on tofu,  grilled vegetable, cheeses; lamb cous-cous;

Grape varieties: 

Pure Garnacha „Viña Vieja“ (old vines, 85-105 years old)
- 70% Garnacha del Pais (catalan, indigenous clone)
- 30% Garnacha Peluda („hairy“ leaves; imported from Southern France after Phylloxera

temperature controlled fermentation (26-30ºC; indegenous yeast)
mazeration: 27-29 days
malo-lactic fermentation started in tank and finished in barrel
no finning
not cold stabilized, light filtration
13 month aged in new and one year old French oak barrels (220l, 300l and 500l); Allier and Never; light and medium toasted; no racking
after blending aged for 3 months in tank before bottling

12months in new french oak barrels (228l);
medium and light toasty
Tank aging 3 months before bottling

15 small plots of old vines
age of vines: 85-105 years old;
terroir: clay, granit; very mineral; and diferent plots of slate
slopes and old terrases
altitude: 300-550m
prunning: traditional bush vines

by hand in 20kg boxes
harvest starts mid september untill mid october
hand sorted on selection table
yield: 
- 400 to 750g (2 - 4 small bunches per vine)
- 15-18hl/ha
- small beery fruit; thick skined

14,8 % vol. Alcohol
4,9 g/l acidity (tartaric)
<2 g/l residual sugar

4500 bottles (75cl.)

Jancis Robinson "A Catalan Collection":

  • Capçanes Cabrida 2011, 17.5p: Old Garnacha with a year in French barriques. Warm and rich on the nose but with real refreshment on the palate. More sinewy than a typical Châteauneuf. Refined. Recalls the David Sadie Grenache a bit. Fine and muscular. Amazingly persistent.Drink 2014- 2020 • £29 Berry Bros & Rudd, Little Wine Club

“The Wine Advocate”, Robert Parker, USA 2014

  • Cabrida (2012): 91pThe 2012 Cabrida is pure Garnacha, again not a shy wine at all, with 15% alcohol well-integrated into the wine, which shows powerful aromas and flavors of ripe red fruits and equally powerful, yet balanced, palate with good acidity and length. Drink 2015-2020. $65

Selection Wine Tasting:

  • Cabrida 2012: 85p.

"Guía Proensa de los mejores vinos de España", 2014 Spain:

  • Cabrida 2011, 98p: Una de las mejores cosechas del mejor tinto del Montsant. Amplio, potente, con muchos matices y mucho carácter; elegante. Equilibrado y con noble fuerza en la boca, fresco, sabroso, expresivo.

"LA GUIA de vins de Catalunya", 2014:

  • Cabrida 2010, 9.57p: Llaminer/ Elegant/ Potent

"Guía Peñín de los vinos de España", 2014, Spain:

  • Cabrida Calissa 2011, 93p Vino Excelente 100% Garnacha, Color cereza, borde granate. Aroma fruta madura, roble cremoso, tostado, complejo, terroso. Boca potente, sabroso, tostado, taninos maduros.

"Restaurant Wine" newsletter, by Ronn Wiegand, USA 2013:

  • Cabrida 2010★★★★★ EXCEPTIONAL quality  Cabrida is a single vineyard bottling produced from very old vines. It is very rich and full bodied; a complex, well balanced wine with rich fruitiness (blueberry, cranberry, raspberry jam), evident oak character (vanilla, toast, spicy oak), and a very long, mildly tannic finish. Exceptional. 100% Garnacha. Aged 12 months in new French oak barrels.

"Peñin Guide, Top wines from Spain", Spain, 2013/2014:
• Cabrida 2009. 91p Colour: deep cherry, granet rim. Nose: wild herbs, ripe fruits, sweet spices. Palate: floavourful, good structure, good acidity.

"Revista vivir el vino" Spain, Junio 2013:

  • Cabrida 2010. 94p "Mucha fruta roja... pura esencia mineral... en boca amplio, tanino maduro... excelente acidez y final largo con recuerdos de cacao"

"Guía Palacio de los mejores vinos Iberoamericanos" Spain, June 2013

  • Cabrida 2010, 94p

"Grenaches du Monde", France:

  • "Cabrida 2010" Silver Medal

"Guía Peñín" de los vinos de españa 2013, Spain:

  • "Cabrida 2009" 91p Color cereza, borde granate. Aroma hierbas silvestres, fruta madura, especias dulces. Boca sabroso, estructurado, buena acidez.

"Guía Proensa 2013" , Spain:

  • "Cabrida 2009" 97p : Fresco y rotundo, elegante. Nariz rica en finos matices: frutos negros maduros, florales, minerales, monte bajo, tinta, especias. Con músculo y con nervio, consistente, equilibrado, sabroso, expresivo. 

“The Wine Advocate”/USA, Robert Parker, 2011:

  • " Cabrida 2009 ”:  92+ points “…it is dense and mouth-filling with succulent black cherry and spicy flavors …”
  • " Cabrida 2007 ”:  92 points
  • " Cabrida 2005 ”:  91 points
  • " Cabrida Calissa 2006 ”:  93 points
  • " Cabrida 2001 ”:  94 points “… superb purify, tremendous intensity, and a full-bodied, long finish…it delivers tremendous complexity as well as intensity…”
  • " Cabrida 2000 ”:  92 points “This sensational efforts offers…a gorgeous nose of kirsch liqueur, raspberries, minerals, and flowers. Full-bodied and super-concentrated, with its immense structure hidden by a wealth of glycerin fruit, and extract, this pure, long beauty …”
  • " Cabrida 1998 ”: 94 points "…This is undoubtly the most impressive offering I have ever tasted from Tarragona…”
  • " Cabrida 1999 ”: 90+ points
  • "Cabrida`1996": 92 points "Very impressive!"

"Markus del Monego & Andreas Larsson", Tasted Journal, 100% Blind Spain, Oct 2012:

  • Cabrida 2009;  88.5p: AL - Medium deep ruby; rather restrained nose of wood, spices, red and dark berries; quite structured and firm palate with young tannin, restrained fruit, some woody notes and a long, tight finish. MdM - Dark, purple red with violet hue and almost black centre. Ripe aromas, spicy and slightly mineral touch with juicy fruit. On the palate well balanced with well integrated tannins and juicy character.

"Wein- plus", Germany 2012:

  • Cabrida 2009; 89p: Clean, fairly polished nose, ripe partly preserved red berries and some black berries, dried floral notes, hint of Provencal herbs, mineral traces in the background. Juicy, clear, slightly jammy fruit on the palate, very fine, mature tannins, delicate acid bite, powerful but also harmonious, elegant herbaceous notes, prominent mineral notes in the background, good persistence and has some depth, very creamy, slightly astringent on a very good finish.

“International Wine Cellar”, Stephen Tanzer, USA:

  • Cabrida 2007: 92p “You could scent a room with this stuff…Pinot like in its precision but this packs serious punch”;
  • Cabrida 2005: 92p
  • Cabrida 2004: 92p
  • Cabrida 2003: 92p
  • Cabrida´98:  92p

Daniel Rogov Strat´s Place/Tel Aviv/Israel:

  • “Cabrida´04”: 91 p

Wine Guide “Andres Proensa 2005”, Spain:

  • “Cabrida´2005”: 97 points
  • “Cabrida 2004”: 97 points
  • “Cabrida 2001”: 97 points
  • “Cabrida 2000”: 97 points

Wine Guide“Guia Jose Penin 2005”, Spain:

  • “Cabrida´01”: 90 points

Wine Guide“Guia Jose Penin 2003”, Spain:

  • "Cabrida´2000 ”: 90 points

Wine Guide “Vivir el vino 2005”, Spain:

  • “Cabrida´01: *** 3 stars

Wine Guide “Anuario de los Vinos/El Pais” 2002, Spain:

  • “Cabrida 1999 ” : Excellent

“Wine Spectator”, /USA, 15th of Nov 2002:

  • “Montsant – Near Priorat, Spain´s newest wine region is making its mark:..At the high end, the 50$ Capçanes Cabrida, an old-vine Garnacha from an array of local growers, rivals much of the output from Priorat- and the rest of Spain”

“Decanter – Tim Atkin”/England: “My best wine ever, ever, ever;”,  1999:

  • "Cabrida´96: The most enjoyable bottle I´ve ever drunk…Wine doesn´t have to be famous, or ludicrously expensive, to taste great”

“The Observer, Tim Atkin“/England, 1998:

  • " .. this particular visit was a revelation.... One red, called Cabrida, is among the best things I´ve tasted all week. It´s easily as good as the stuff I sampled in nearby Priorato and easily less than half the price."

“The Wall Street Journal Europe”,  2004:

  • “What´s behind the label: …Priorat and Montsant… have turned out Span´s most concentrated… modern wines… the country´s fastest-rising coop…Celler de Capçanes … Cabrida rivals the best in Spain for explosive fruit and aging potential… Capçanes also makes wines… that carry lower price tags and are outstanding values..”

“Decanter – Top wines 2003”, /England 2003:

  • “ Cabrida 1999 ”: 4****stars

“The Guardian Weekend”, Malcom Gluck, /England, 2003:

  • “Cabrida 2000 ”  17 points  ”..a lovely, rich, vigorous wine …but with a superb, beautifully satiny texture”

“Mondo-Weine der Welt”, Germany 2004:

  • “… Klasse und Understatement… sie sind konzentriert wie gewohnt, enorm kraftvoll …ich kann mir gut vorstellen, dass einige Weine bei einer späteren Verksotung von mir höher bewertet werden
  • “… die 2001er Spitzenweine von Capçanes… zeigten eindrucksvoll – obwohl immernoch enorm jugendlich – ihre Klasse …"
  • “ Cabrida 2001”: 92 points
  • “ Cabrida 2000”: 93 points “Auch die neuen Weine von Capçanes erinnern sehr an Priorato – kraftvolle, eigenständige Weine, mit viel Charakter”
  • “ Cabrida 1999”: 91 points

“Unfiltered – VinVino Life”, Germany Mai 2002:

  • “ Cabrida 2000 ”: 93-94 points
  • “ Cabrida 1999 ”: 92-94 points

Wein-Magazin “Weinwelt”, Germany 2001:

  • ”Katalanische Träume  – … der Top-Cru Cabrida gehört zur absoluten Spitze in Spanien…”
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