Capçanes is the first winery in Spain to produce kosher wine in the 20th century.
While around 40000 Jews reside in Spain today, Jews once comprised a much larger percentage of the Spanish population, until they were persuaded or banished during the Inquisition in 1492.
Celler de Capçanes dates back to the 19th century, and although nearly wiped out by phylloxera in 1933, it soon strengthened when five families joined forces as a co-operative to keep the business alive. In 1995, a Jewish family from Barcelona convinced the group to make a kosher wine.
Capçanes La Flor 2011 “del flor de primavera”, Montsant, Spain. So fresh, so feminine, this 100% Garnacha belies its age: It comes off ancient 104- year- old vines. Concentrated blue and black fruit is delicate on the mouth.