Els Pájaros

100% Cariñena from old vines

Medium to deep intensity with violet reflects. Intense blackberries and peppery aromas. A generous arrange of dark fruits, with notes of blueberries, blackberries and blackcurrant. Liquorice, cassis and spices add layers of complexity to a rich full bodied Cariñena, where the tannins are present but completely integrated. Dried fruits, light smokiness and cigars round up a very serious and elegant wine.

The generous structure of this red demands big pairings, such as your classic barbeque meats or your well elaborated steaks. On a more veggie level this pairs beautifully with cheeses from various range of intensity and with creamy pasta plates or roasted vegetables.

Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition 2024:

  • Els Pájaros 2021: 96pts. GREAT GOLD MEDAL

International Wine & Spirits Awards 2023:

  • Els Pájaros 2021: 95pts. GREAT GOLD MEDAL

Andreas Larsson 2023:

  • Els Pájaros 2021: 90 pts. “Medium deep garnet colour. Fragrant with wild herbs, violet, ripe red fruit, red currant and very mild oak. The palate is fresh and savoury with a nuanced spiciness, good grip and volume, crushed berry flavours and a fine length.”

Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2023:

  • Els Pájaros 2021: 91pts. Gold Medal

Selection Das Genussmagazin – Winzerinnen des Jahres 2023:

  • Els Pájaros 2021: 90pts. 4 stars (****)

Catavinum 2023:

  • Els Pájaros 2020: 94/100 pts.

Guía Proensa 2023:

  • Els Pájaros 2020: 93 pts.

Guia Peñín 2023:

  • Els Pájaros 2020: 91 pts.

Wine guide of Catalonia 2023:

  • Els Pájaros 2020: 9,61/10pts.

Berliner Wein Trophy 2022 Summer Edition:

  • Els Pájaros 2020: GOLD

Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2022:

  • Els Pájaros 2020: 93 pts. DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL

Andreas Larsson 2022:

  • Els Pájaros 2020: 93p. “Dark inky colour with a purple hue. Freshly crushed dark berries, cassis and dark cherry with a good level of freshness despite being ripe and warm. Full bodied with fine extract and grainy tannin, long and digest finish with crunchy dark fruit flavours. Great drinkability.”

IX Edición del Concurso Vino Varietal Verema 2022:

  • Els Pájaros 2020: Silver Medal

Berliner Wine Trophy 2022:

  • Els Pájaros 2019: GOLD

Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition 2022:

  • Els Pájaros 2019: 95p./Great GOLD

50 Great red wines of the World 2022:

  • Els Pájaros 2019: GOLD

Guía Proensa 2022:

  • Els Pájaros 2019: 94 pts.

Wine guide of Catalonia 2022:

  • Els Pájaros 2019: 9,63/10pts.

Vinari Award 2021 for Catalan wines:

  • Silver Medal

James Suckling 2021:

  • Els Pájaros 2019: 92pts. “A lovely carignan with dark-fruit, spice and black-pepper character. Medium body, lightly silky tannins and a delicious finish. Slightly smoky at the end. Very typical. Vegan.”

Vinum Magazin:

  • Els Pájaros 2018: 17,5/20pts. Single varietal Cariñena from 75-110 year old vines with terrific flavor, only 1800 bottles were produced. The specialty: it comes from three terroirs, whereby the soils are slate, clay and limestone. This leads – as expected – to a plus in complexity, and also – not necessarily to be expected – everything looks completely harmonious. Of all Capcanes wines, this one integrates the alcohol most perfectly. Great drinking flow, impressive length, grandiose sublimated power. An inspiring, great wine.”

Gilbert & Gaillard 2021:

  • Els Pájaros 2019: 92pts.

Guia Proensa 2021:

  • Els Pájaros 2018: 94pts

La Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2021:

  • Els Pájaros 2018: 94pts

Selection Das Genussmagazin 2021:

  • Els Pájaros 2018: 4 stars (****)


  • Els Pájaros 2018: 92pts Love the dark-fruit aromas and flavors with slate and black pepper. Full-bodied with round tannins and a beautiful, ripe and finish. Love the finish with lots of fruit and intensity. Carignan. Drink or hold.”

Asia Wine Trophy 2020

  • Els Pájaros 2018: GOLD

Blind tasted Andreas Larsson 2020

  • Els Pájaros 2017: 93pts
    “Dense deep core with a purple hue. Pure nose offering inky dark fruit like black plum, cassis, violet and liquorice. Very dense palate with a fresh backbone balancing a high ripeness, unctuous dark fruit with cocoa powder tannins and a long lingering finish.”

Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2020:

  • Els Pájaros 2017: 92pts / GOLD

Guía Peñín 2020:

  • Els Pájaros 2016:  92p.

La Guía de vins de Catalunya 2019:

  • Els Pájaros 2016: 93p.

Guía Peñín 2019:

  • Els Pájaros 2016:  92p.

Gilbert Gaillard 2018:

  • Els Pájaros – 2015: 91/100:GOLD

La Guía de vins de Catalunya 2018:

  • Els Pájaros 2015: 9,54p.

Guía Peñín 2018:

  • Els pájaros 2015:  92p.

Selection Das Genussmagazin 2017:

  • 2015 Els Pájaros: 4 **** stars = Gold

La Guía de vins de Catalunya 2017:

  • Dos Pájaros 2012: 9,57p.

Guía Peñin 2017:

  • 2 Pájaros 2013: 93 p.

Selection Das Genussmagazin 2016:

  • 2 Pájaros 2012: 4 Stars, GOLD

La Guía de vins de Catalunya 2016:

  • Dos Pájaros 2011: 9,24p.

Guía Proensa 2016:

  • Dos Pájaros 2013: 90 p.

Selection Das Genussmagazin 2016

  • Dos Pájaros 2011: 4****

Guía Peñín de los Vinos de España 2016

  • Dos Pájaros 2013: 93p.

Wein – Plus,  19 February 2015:

  • Dos Pájaros 2012 : 93 WP = Outstanding

La Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2015:

  • Dos Pájaros (2010): 9,19p. Mineral, Potent i Herbes Aromàtiques

Guía Peñín de los Vinos de España  2015:

  • Dos Pàjaros 2012:  92p.

Decanter Asia Wine Awards:

  • Dos Pájaros 2012: Bronze Medal. Se describe como limpio. En nariz vibrante mora, grosella almizcle, pimienta i toques de violeta. En boca delicado, equilibrado, volvemos a encontrar la violeta y regaliz. Un acabado elegante y agradable.

Jancis Robinson “A Catalan Collection”:

  • Capçanes 2 Pájaros 2012, 16+p:  100% Samso (Cariñena). Broad and rich on the nose with deeply buried chestnut notes. Still quite young and embryonic. Rather pinched on the finish. Bracing at the moment!Drink 2016- 2022

Vivir el Vino:

  • 2 Pájaros 2012: 92p.

“The Wine Advocate”, Robert Parker, USA 2014

  • 2 Pajaros (2011): 90p

Selection Wine Tasting:

  • 2 Pàjaros 2012: 86p.

“The Wine Advocate”, Robert Parker, USA 2014

  • 2 Pajaros (2011): 90p

“Guía Peñín de los vinos de España”, 2014, Spain:

  • 2 Pájaros 2011, 93p Vino Excelente 100% Cariñena, Color cereza muy intenso. Aroma tostado, chocolate, fruta sobremadurada, mineral, roble cremoso. Boca potente, estructurado, fruta madura, taninos maduros.


Fermentation at controlled temperature (24-28ºC)

Maceration: 30 days

Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in French foudre (3000L)

Smooth fining before bottling (if necessary)


12 months in new French foudre (3000L), light and medium toasted



Vines: From 75 to 110 years old
Terroir: Slate, granite, clay


By hand
Beginning to end of September


15 % vol. Alcohol
5.2g/l acidity (tartaric)
1.7 g/l residual sugar


4000 Bottles


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