Celler de Capçanes in Jancis Robinson’s “Purple Pages”

Ferran Centelles, delegate in Spain of the wine criticism and Master of Wine Jancis Robinson, publishes the tasting notes of Celler de Capçanes in the prestigious "Purple Pages"

Montsant – the tasting notes
4 Feb 2014 by Ferran Centelles

– Capçanes, Costers del Gravet 2011 Montsant 17/20 Drink 2014-2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnatxa, Carinyena. From 25-40 years old vines planted in Capçanes and Guiamets. Harvest takes place in October. 12 months in French oak barrels. Retail price €12. Capçanes is a quality driven co-operative that dates back to 1933. Their wines flood restaurants in Catalunya and wine professionals feel really proud of them. The wine is modern in style, hedonistic, easy to enjoy, juicy and super pleasant. Quite straightforward in aroma with concentrated blueberry fruit. More voluminous and spectacular than long and complex. Lots of concentration, lots of fruit, lots of wine. Am I tasting Priorat? GV (FC) 14.5% €12 RRP

– Capçanes, Mas Collet 2011 Montsant 15/20 Drink 2014-2015 Garnatxa, Carinyena, Ull de Llebre, Cabernet Sauvignon. 15-30 year old vines at 200-400 m. Diversity of vineyards from Capçanes and Guiamets. Nine months in American and French oak. This is a correct wine, easy drinking and not really concentrated. Sweet caramel, coffee and simple black fruit.