MW Pedro Ballesteros Top Scores Celler de Capçanes

With 95 points Cabrida 2022 excels as “one of the best wines in the region”.

Peraj Ha’abib 2022 is recalled a “reminiscent of the first wave of great Priorat wines”

Renowned Master of Wine Pedro Ballesteros has highlighted the quality and consistency of our wines in his 2024 Report on the Montsant region. Cabrida outstands in the report as one of the best wines in the region. With 95 points received, Cabrida aligns within the Six Top scored wines of the Montsant region after a blind tasting of wines from all the area.

Probably the best Cabrida to date, this shows great finesse on both nose and palate. Very well defined, with redcurrant fruit and a joyful raspberry note. Oak is deftly integrated into the wine, being unobtrusive for a round and delicate mouthfeel. Deep and gentle, possibly a little bit warm, with a parsimonious finish. One of the best wines in the region. I hope it will get better with age but see no need not to drink this now”.

Peraj Ha’abib 2022 follows with 92 points as a wine that is reminiscent of the first wave of great Priorat wines, this is powerful, rich, intense, vibrant and warm. Full-bodied, with lots of everything: red fruit, violet, vanilla, toasted nuts. Quite excessive, but very clean and well made. One to drink slowly”.

Read more about this Report

Pluja d’Ors a SELECTION

La capçalera alemana SELECTION ha valorat amb distinció tots els vins del Celler Capçanes presentats al seu concurs anual, que enguany arriba a la 8a edició. En el marc del mateix concurs, la nostra enòloga i directora tècnica Anna Rovira ha estat elegida “Enòloga de l’Any” en l’especialitat de vins negres. El Cabrida 2022 ha estat qualificat d’excepcional, amb 95 punts. A continuació, la relació de mencions rebudes:

Mas Donis Rosat 2023: Plata, 3 stars
Mas Picosa Negre 2022: Or, 4 stars, Excel·lent.
Costers del Gravet 2021: Or, 4 stars, Excel·lent.
Vall del Calas 2022: Or, 4 stars, Excel·lent.
Mas Torto 2022: 92 punts, Or, 4 stars, Excel·lent.
Peraj Ha´abib 2022: 92 punts, Or, 4 stars, Excel·lent.
Cabrida 2022: 95 punts, Nivell Més Alt, Or, 5 stars, Excepcional (Outstanding).

Gold by Women’s International Trophy

Vall del Calàs 2022 has received a Gold distinction by Women’s International Trophy. Held in Germany, this contest is organized by women in the wine business: a tasting panel consisting of wine makers and sommeliers have tasted up to one thousand wines during this edition.

Vall del Calàs is a single-vineyard wine of red grenache and carignan from old vines. Of great elegance and rich aromatic expression, Vall del Calàs is certificied organic and vegan.

On the other hand, Mas Picosa Blanc de Noirs has a Silver distinction. Fresh and aromatic, Mas Picosa is produced with red grenache. This wine is also organic and vegan certified. A perfect wine to enjoy both by the glass and with meals.


Celler de Capçanes Accolades Awards Frankfrut International Trophy 2024


Cabrida is a wine made from 100% old Grenache, macerated with stems and vinified in foudre. It is notable for its intense perfume and finesse.


Peraj Ha’abib is our most emblematic wine internationally, recognized for its classic structure and robust body. This Kosher wine is a testament to the exceptional winemaking history of Celler de Capçanes, a unique case in the wine world.


Costers del Gravet is a wine made from Grenache, Carignan, and Cabernet Sauvignon, all from the same plot, that combines elegance and freshness, evoking classic Bordeaux-style wines.

Catavinum 2024

Puntuacions del concurs Catavinum 2024 pel Celler de Capçanes

El Celler de Capçanes celebra un any més de reconeixement internacional pels seus vins excepcionals en l’edició més recent del concurs Catavinum 2024. Amb un total de set premis, incloent un Gran Or, el Celler de Capçanes s’ha destacat per la seva excel·lència i compromís amb la qualitat.

El vi “Els Pájaros 2021” ha rebut la màxima distinció amb 96 punts, aconseguint un Gran Or. Aquest resultat subratlla la dedicació del celler a la creació de vins únics i de gran caràcter.

La col·lecció “La Nit de les Garnatxes” ha brillat amb dos premis Or: “Argila/Clay 2022” amb 94 punts i “Panal/Sand 2022” amb 93 punts, demostrant la versatilitat i l’excel·lència del garnatxa en diferents terroirs.

“Costers del Gravet 2021” amb 91 punts, “Mas Collet 2021” amb 90 punts i “Vall del Calàs 2022” també amb 90 punts, han estat honorats amb premis Or, consolidant la posició del Celler de Capçanes com a productor de vins de qualitat superior.


Els Pájaros 2021 96 Great Gold
La Nit de les Garnatxes Argila/Clay 2022 94 Gold
La Nit de les Garnatxes Panal/Sand 2022 93 Gold
Costers del Gravet 2021 91 Gold
Mas Collet 2021 90 Gold
Mas Collet 2021 90 Gold
Vall del Calàs 2022 90 Gold

Aquest reconeixement és un testimoni del treball dur i la passió del Celler de Capçanes per elaborar vins que reflecteixen l’essència de la seva terra. El Celler de Capçanes vol agrair al concurs Catavinum i a tots els seus consumidors per aquesta distinció i es compromet a continuar produint vins de la màxima qualitat.

Co-operative of the Year by TIM ATKIN

The Master of Wine and international wine critic Tim Atkins was present at the Barcelona Wine Week 2024 edition, where he presented his report on Catalan wines 2024. On the podium, he highlighted the excellent score of the red wine “Cabrida” from Celler de Capçanes, with 95 points out of 100, making it part of the exclusive and limited list of “best red wines of the year” according to the critic.

Celler de Capçanes, one of the most iconic wineries of the DO Montsant, achieves the 1st position and is crowned “Co-operative Winery of the Year“, extraordinary news for the cooperative wine world.

  • Celler de Capçanes Cabrida 2021: 95 points, among “Best Red Wines of the year”
  • Celler de Capçanes Costers del Gravet 2021: 90 points
  • Celler de Capçanes Lasendal 2021: 90 points
  • Celler de Capçanes Mas Collet 2021: 90 points
  • Celler de Capçanes “Co-operative of the Year”

Congratulations once again to Celler de Capçanes, to Anna Rovira, and to the good work and efforts of the entire team for these extraordinary results.

Pansal del Calàs – Millor vi dolç als Vinari 2023

El petit de casa rep un gran reconeixement, quin goig compartir aquest premi amb tots vosaltres.

Pansal del Calàs 1998 es proclama “Millor Vi dolç” als Premis Vinari 2023.

Aquest vi dolç, elaborat amb 100% Garnatxa vella de 60 a 85 anys, desprèn una infinitat de matisos, fruits secs, fruita confitada, mel, torrats i encara conserva una frescor sorprenent!

Una autèntica relíquia; un vi dolç conservat més de 20 anys en criança estàtica en botes de roure francès (225l) de torrat mitjà i lleuger.

Consulta tots els guardonats: Premis Vinari 2023.

4 Gold Medals at Berliner Wine Trophy 2023

Today we share the results of Celler de Capçanes at the prestigious Berliner Wine Trophy! All four wines have been awarded with gold medals, recognizing their excellence and craftsmanship.

  • Vall del Calàs 2021 – Gold Medal
  • Mas Tortó negre 2021 – Gold Medal
  • Cabrida 2021 – Gold Medal
  • Cabrida Calissa 2020 – Gold Medal

We cannot help but highlight the exquisite quality of Vall del Calàs, the intense richness of Mas Tortó negre, the elegance of Cabrida, and the complexity of Cabrida Calissa.

Let’s celebrate these successes together!

Mas Tortó 2021. Best Wine from Spain in the Competition

Mas Tortó best spanish wine grand gold 2023 Frankfurt international trophy

Mas Tortó negre 2021 has been honored with the prestigious award of “Best Wine from Spain” at the renowned Frankfurt International Trophy competition! This achievement is a testament to the dedication and craftsmanship that goes into every bottle of Mas Tortó negre.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the judges and organizers of the Frankfurt International Trophy for recognizing the excellence of “Mas Tortó negre 2021.” This achievement inspires us to continue pushing the boundaries of quality and innovation in the world of wine.

Mas Tortó negre 2021. GRAND GOLD 2023. Best wine from Spain in the competition

Cheers to the Best Wine from Spain!

International recognition for Mas Tortó organic wine

Mas Tortó ecologic international organic wine award

The work and effort behind the Mas Tortó 2021 wine has been recognized; Mas Tortó receives a Gold Medal at the prestigious International Organic Award 2023 competition.

Mas Tortó is a very special wine from Celler de Capçanes, made with grapes from very old vines and from 100% organic farming, which has also been certified by the CCPAE organization.

Capçanes moves towards organic (certified!) farming step by step, using techniques that respect organisms and biodiversity in the field, such as the use of pheromones that confuse males and naturally prevent the reproduction of different types of pests, completely avoiding the use of insecticides.

The use of herbicides and fungicides is also avoided, and only indispensable phytosanitary products of mineral origin are used, such as copper or sulfur (which are not absorbed by the plant) and which are the only effective treatment against well-known mildew fungus.

Coupage 2021: 35% Cariñena+ 35% Cabernet Sauvignon + 30% Garnacha

This blend is so characteristic of Priorat and Montsant and makes Mas Tortó a wine with a good body and high aromatic intensity, with a fine tannin but well present in the mouth, balanced with notes of ripe fruit and a sweet touch of vanilla and chocolate from the aging in barrels. A delight!

Costers del Gravet 2020, Gold at Concours International de Lyon

Is it because of the style, because of the aging in French barrels… or is it the blend influenced by Cabernet Sauvignon? We always say that “Costers del Gravet” is our most “Frenchized” wine with a style reminiscent of a typical Bordeaux red wine, with a generous body and peppery vegetal notes so typical of the Cabernet Sauvignon variety.

Be that as it may, Costers del Gravet has been the great winner of Capçanes before the jury of the International Concours de Lyon, obtaining a Gold medal for the 2020 vintage.

Costers del Gravet is an elegant, classic aged red wine, with generous body and great aromatic intensity, a true representative from D.O Montsant and Celler de Capçanes.

The origin of this estate wine is a single plot of land in the Llaberia valley, near the village of Capçanes. Quality in the world of wine is almost always marked by the location of its vineyards and the guarantee of origin, which in this case is total. The wine is presented with 3 labels, each of them containing old purchase-sale contracts of this same estate, signed by the religious authority of the town. A true testament to the generational shift.

Andreas Larsson tastes and scores Capçanes old vine wines

Andreas Larsson old vines Celler de Capçanes
Andreas Larsson, known as one of the best sommeliers in the world, tastes and scores extraordinarily 3 of our most elegant wines of old vines, (even centenary), with which we achieve the maximum expression and elegance of the native varieties: Garnacha and Cariñena.
🍷 Els Pájaros 2021 – 100% Cariñena from old vines. 90 pts.
🍷 Cabrida 2021 – 100% Garnacha from old vines. 92 pts.
🍷 Mas Tortó 2021 – Cupage of Cariñena, Garnacha and Cabernet Sauvignon. Organic certified. 93 pts.
Special mention for 🍷 Flor de Flor Garnatxa, our 100% Kosher certified Garnacha from old vines.

Gold at Grenaches du Monde 2022

The finest and most elegant representation of “Garnacha” (grenache) in Celler de Capçanes is found in the wines:

  • Cabrida 2019: GOLD MEDAL. The best selection of 100% Garnacha from the oldest vines in the Capçanes valley, aged for one year in foudres and vinified with the steems. Fine, expressive, elegant, long and perfectly integrated. Considered the Best Wine of Catalonia in 2022.
  • Lasendal 2020: GOLD MEDAL. It is the most honest expression of a D.O Montsant wine with a modern style, with a fresh, delicious and aromatic Grenache. We call it, the “baby Cabrida”.

See all the results at: Grenaches du Monde


El Celler segueix d’enhorabona aquest any pels espectaculars resultats als premis Vinari, on  4 dels nostres vins han estat premiats amb Medalla d’or! Gràcies un cop més a l’enorme feina feta per tot l’equip i en especial per l’enòloga i directora tècnica Anna Rovira:
  • Cabrida 2020: “Millor vi de Catalunya 2022” i Premi Gran Vinari d’Or al millor vi negre de criança
  • La Nit de les Garnatxes Llicorella 2021: Millor vi negre jove de Catalunya 2022 i Premi Gran Vinari d’Or al millor vi negre jove
  • Els Pájaros 2020: Medalla d’Or en la categoria de vi negre criança
  • Costers del Gravet 2018: Medalla d’Or en la categoria de vi negre criança
Uns resultats realment fantàstics que demostren un cop més que la feina ben feta no té fronteres.

International Wine & Spirits Awards 2022

International Wine & Spirits Awards 2022
Once again the team’s efforts are translated into very high marks achieved in the latest edition of the IWSA “International Wine & Spirits Awards 2022” competition, where the wines have been blind tasted, to strictly assess the quality of the wine, without any external influence:
Great Gold Medal:
  • La Flor del Flor de Primavera Samsó 2020. 96 pts
  • Cabrida 2020. 95 pts
  • Mas Tortó 2020. 95 pts
Gold Medal
  • La Nit de les Garnatxes Limestone 2021. 93 pts
  • La Nit de les Garnatxes Slate 2021. 93 pts
  • Costers del Gravet 2019. 90 pts

XIII Edición Guía del Vino Cotidiano

Results from the XIII Edition of the Guía del Vino Cotidiano, where the best wines below 10€ are rated

The following wines have been included in the honor board:

  • Lasendal 2020
  • Mas Collet 2020
  • Mas Donís negre 2021

Vino Varietal, Verema

Results from the IX Edición del Concurso Vino Varietal, from Verema.

Cabrida 2020 – GOLD MEDAL

Els Pájaros 2020 – SILVER MEDAL

Read the whole article and accolades at









Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2023

Puntuacions de Capçanes a la Guia de vins de Catalunya 15a edició


The Catalan Wines Guide has already published its 15th edition for year 2023 with the scores of wines from hundreds of Catalan wineries, especially from projects that prioritize indigenous varieties from our country, such as red Garnatxa, Cariñena , or white Grenache.


Mas Picosa Blanc de negres 2021

Mas Tortó Brisat 2021

Lasendal 2020

La Nit de les Garnatxes Calissa 2021

La Nit de les Garnatxes Llicorella 2021

Cabrida 2020

Els Pájaros 2020

Pansal del Calàs 2017

Cap Sentit Orange 2021











With an average score of 9.47 / 10, we can be proud of the very high quality of our wines.


In the midst of the harvest and with the team working at full throttle, we take a minute to celebrate the good news from Decanter: our premium wines have been well rated but also the 4 soil collection of “La Nit de les Garnatxes – Slate” which is unstoppable this year!
🍷 Peraj Ha’abib 2020: 93 points
🍷 Cabrida 2019: 92 points
🍷 La Nit de les Garnatxes – Slate: 90 points
Congratulations to all the team!

Berliner Wine Trophy – Summer Edition 2022

Resultats Capçanes Berliner Wine Trophy Summer e


The latest scores obtained at the Berliner Wine Trophy Summer Edition, one of the most prestigious trophies internationally, have just arrived! Our premium range of old vines and also our single-vineyard wines are in luck, we collected a handful of gold medals:
🍷 Cabrida 2020 🏅
🍷 Els Pájaros 2020 🏅
🍷 Mas Tortó 2020 🏅
🍷 Cabrida Calissa 2020🏅
🍷 Costers del Gravet 2020🏅
Congratulations to the team for all the hard work!

Gilbert&Gaillart International Challenge 2022

We receive a good handful of medals and exceptional scores that once again show the great quality of wines made in Capçanes.

Gilbert & Gaillart also publishes a special Spring 2022 article on Celler de Capçanes, which includes the commercial trajectory of the company and the oenologist Anna Rovira, after leading the technical team for 10 years.


Cabrida Calissa 2020 93 pts.
Els Pájaros 2020 93 pts.
Flor de Flor Samsó 2020 92 pts.
Mas Tortó negre 2020 92 pts.
Winemaker’s story 2019 91 pts.
Lasendal 2020 90 pts.


Cabrida 2020
Mas Donís negre 2021
Mas Picosa negre 2021
Mas Collet 2020
La Nit de les Garnatxes Slate 2021
La Nit de les Garnatxes Sand 2021
La Nit de les Garnatxes Clay 2021
Les Taules 2021


La Nit de les Garnatxes Limestone 2021


Mas Collet awarded at Woman’s International Trophy 2022

In this new edition of Woman’s International Wine Trophy for 2022, the wine Mas Collet has been awarded with the maximum score:

  • Mas Collet 2020 – GOLD MEDAL

The jury for this competition is made up exclusively of women tasters of the highest level, professionals in the sector, who blind taste each sample using a table based on the sensory analysis criteria of the OIV (International Organisation of Vine and Wine).

A great honor for our winery and for Mas Collet!

Frankfurt International Trophy 2022

These two wines are always our winning horse and they have done it once again: Cabrida 2019 and Peraj Ha’abib 2020 obtain both Gold medal at the prestigious Frankfurt International Trophy 2022 awards.

Cabrida 2019 – GOLD MEDAL:

an old and very expressive Garnacha vinified in foudres, with a captivating aromatic complexity and

Peraj Ha’abib 2020 – GOLD MEDAL:

a classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cariñena and Garnacha, well balanced, with tertiary notes of cocoa and a very elegant spicy touch.

GREAT GOLD MEDAL for La Nit de les Garnatxes SLATE / LLICORELLA 2021

medalla gran or per La Nit de les Garnatxes Llicorella Slate 2021

Fantastic accolade for one of our 4 terroir collection soils:

GREAT GOLD MEDAL goes to La Nit de les Garnatxes SLATE/Llicorella vintage 2021.

This is the best gift we could get after a complex and challenging harvest.

Well done!

Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Awards 2022

Catavinum Capçanes diploma 3vb vimblanc

The first scores of this year are here, we were waiting for them impatiently!

After years of hard work, these good results encourage us to continue even stronger than ever.


  • 3vb Vimblanc – 96 pts
  • Cabrida – 96 pts
  • Els Pájaros – 95 pts


  • Peraj Ha’abib – 94 pts
  • Mas Tortó – 93 pts
  • La Nit De Les Garnatxes Slate – 92 pts
  • Costers del Gravet – 91 pts
  • Lasendal Selecció – 90 pts
  • La Nit De Les Garnatxes Limestone – 90 pts
  • Mas Collet – 89 pts

Gilbert&Gaillard Double Gold

Up to 5 “Double Gold” medals for Capçanes wines, won in the prestigious Gilbert & Gaillard 2021. The Capçanes wines show their excellence wherever they go!


  • Cabrida 2019
  • Costers del Gravet 2019
  • La Nit de les Garnatxes Clay 2020
  • Mas Tortó 2019
  • Peraj Ha’abib 2019


  • La Nit de les Garnatxes Sand 2020
  • La Nit de les Garnatxes Limestone 2020
  • La Nit de les Garnatxes Slate 2020
  • Peraj Petita 2020

Definitely the best Christmas present we could ask for!


Guía Proensa vinos 2022 logo

We are very happy to receive new and impressive scores, this time from “Guía Proensa” 2022 edition, which remains faithful and reflects the quality of our wines. Our dear Cabrida is still unstoppable!

  • Cabrida 2019: 96 points
  • Els Pájaros 2019: 94 points
  • Mas Tortó 2019: 90 points


Guía Peñín-2022

We know the relevance of the prestigious Peñín Guide @guiapenin, and in the 2022 edition there is no lack of representation from Capçanes with some of our best wines.

We achieved great scores with Peraj Ha’abib, Mas Tortó Brisat and Cabrida in the lead.

Peraj Ha’abib 2019 – 92 pts

Mas Tortó Brisat 2020 – 92 pts

Cabrida 2019 – 91 pts

Costers del Gravet 2018 – 91 pts

Mas Tortó 2019 – 90 pts

Mas Collet 2019 – 90 pts

Mas Picosa 2020 – 90 pts

Vintners, workers, team… we all keep on working to always achieve the best quality in our wines.


Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2022

Guía de vins de Catalunya 2022 puntuacions Capçanes
Guía de vinos de Catalunya 2022

The recognition of a well done job is always exciting and today we are celebrating the good scores obtained at

  • Mas Tortó Brisat 2020 – 9,80 pts
  • Cabrida 2019 – 9,77 pts
  • Els Pájaros 2019 – 9,63 pts
  • La Nit de les Garnatxes Llicorella 2020 – 9,54 pts
  • Peraj Ha’abib 2019 – 9,48 pts
  • Mas Collet 2020 – 9,48 pts
  • Mas Picosa blanc de negres 2020 – 9,46 pts
  • Lasendal 2020 – 9,44 pts
  • La Nit de les Garnatxes Calissa 2020 – 9,38 pts
  • Mas Tortó 2019 – 9,06 pts

Dedicated to all the people who make it possible to make these fines wines year after year!

Vinari Awards 2021

“Els Pájaros 2019” – Silver Medal

Medalla de plata vino “Els Pájaros” 2019 Celler de Capçanes

James Suckling 2021

Check out our latest tasting rates and results from the prestigious James Suckling report:

Els pájaros 2019 – 92 pts

Mas Tortó 2019 – 92 pts

La Nit de Les Garnatxes Argila 2020 – 92 pts

La Nit de Les Garnatxes Llicorella 2020 – 92 pts

Mas Collet 2019 – 91 pts

Peraj Ha’abib Flor de Primavera 2019 – 91 pts

Lasendal 2019 – 90 pts

What an honor and how excited we are to see such scores on our wines!

Decanter World Wine Awards 2021

We are tremendously excited and proud to be sharing our latest awards at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2021!

  • Cabrida 2018, 95pts. “Floral and ripe red fruit nose. Really soft and rich on the palate, quite velvet-textured and a pure. This is quite subtle and very stylish, multi-layered and generous, with excellent length.”
  • Peraj Ha’abib 2019, 94pts. “Very fresh, juicy and drinkable style, with well-managed oak and plenty of character: bay leaf, sloe and fruit bun. Long, with gently chewy tannins.”
  • Mas Collet 2019, 91pts. “Restrained herbal nose. Bright and zesty palate with ripe red fruit, a touch of earthiness and good concentration.Very good at the price.”

What wine are you opening to celebrate with us?


Lots of gold coming our way again! This time from France, from the prestigious magazine Gilbert & Gaillard!

  • Cabrida Calissa ’18 – 93pts.
  • Els Pájaros ’19 – 92pts.
  • Lasendal ’19 – 91pts.
  • Peraj Ha’abib ’19 – 91pts.
  • Mas Picosa ’20 – 90pts.
  • Mas Collet ’19 – 90pts.
  • Mas Tortó ’19 – 90pts.
  • La Nit de les Garnatxes Clay ’19 – 90pts.
  • Costers del Gravet ’18 – 90pts.
  • Vermut Capçanes – GOLD
  • La Nit de les Garnatxes Limestone ’19 – GOLD
  • La Nit de les Garnatxes Sand ’19 – GOLD
  • La Nit de les Garnatxes Slate ’19 – GOLD
  • Peraj Petita ’19 – GOLD



It looks like this 2019 vintage of Lasendal is not going unnoticed in UK, we have just read this beautiful review from @drjamiegoode from the Waitrose Spring Wine Tasting!

Lasendal 2019: 90pts.

How glad we are to see our Lasendal recommended in this article at

International Organic Wine Award 2021

Two gold medals from the International Organic Wine Awards!

  • Mas Tortó 2019 – GOLD
  • Mas Picosa 2020 – GOLD

Working our vineyards respectfully with an organic treatment not just for its certification, but for the quality of our wines!


Berliner Wine Trophy 2021


We are bringing home with us four gold medals from Berlin! With over 13,000 wines registered from over 40 different countries, Berliner Wine Trophy is the most important wine competition in Germany!


  • Cabrida 2018 – GOLD
  • Mas Tortó 2018 – GOLD
  • Peraj Ha’abib 2019 – GOLD
  • Lasendal 2019 – GOLD

We keep working hard to get even more golds next year, see you soon Berlin!

Frankfurt International Trophy 2021

On this 2021 edition of the Frankfurt International Trophy there has been over 3.000 wines! How great to be bringing back home two golds!

– Mas Donís Old Vines 2019 – GOLD
– La Nit de les Garnatxes Limestone 2019 – GOLD

News like these help us value the work from the whole Capçanes team! There’s a few of us behind these medals!


Mas Donis Old Vines 2018

What a great score we’ve just received from Jeb Dunnuck at Colorado!

  • Mas Donís Old Vines 2018 – 91pts.

How amazing that our wines are making such long trips and bringing back such amazing reviews!

Best Wine for Passover Seder – Peraj Ha’abib

We are of the opinion that there are infinite excuses to open a good bottle of wine any day of the week. Although, we are glad to see our Peraj Ha’abib as one of the bet kosher wines to open for this Passover holidays!

  • What’s the Passover? It is a Jewish holiday that lasts 7 days and celebrates the exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt.
  • The Seder marks the beginning of this holiday, during this special meal, four glasses of wine are drunk at specific time!

Vinum Magazin

If there are wines that speak for themselves, they sure are these three.

That doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy hearing about them, especially from such a prestigious magazine as Vinum!

  • Els Pájaros 2018 – 17,5/20pts

  • Cabrida 2018 – 16,5/20pts

  • Cabrida 2016 – 16,5/20pts

  • Peraj Ha’abib 2018 – 16/20pts


The new vintages are already leaving the Cellar and we are starting to receive wonderful feedbacks from these!


Catavinum has brought us quite a few medals this year!

Mas Collet 2019 – GOLD
Lasendal 2019 – GOLD
Mas Picosa Negre 2020 – GOLD
Sense Cap Negre 2020 – GOLD
Sense Cap Blanc 2020 – SILVER
Mas Donís Negre 2020 – SILVER


Harpers Design Awards 2020

We like to show our winemaking skills through our wines, but apparently our communication and design skills are not to be missed. We are incredibly proud to receive such an award at the Harpers Design Awards 2020!

Best Product Range – La Nit de les Garnatxes

“There’s so much more that packaging can achieve than simply containing the liquid in the bottle and, given the brief to transmit the sharing, open essence of Capçanes, these delightfully playful and interactive labels and wraps hit the mark so well. […]”

We absolutely love reading words such as “transmit and sharing”, since that is the main reason these wines of La Nit de les Garnatxes came to be!


Wein Plus

It is always a “plus” to get such beautiful scores from our wines, especially when they come from a wine portal such as Wein Plus!

– Cabrida ’18: Very good, 88 pts.
– Peraj Ha’abib ’18: Very good, 88 pts.
– Costers del Gravet ’16: Very good, 87 pts.
– Mas Collet ’18: Very good, 86 pts.
– Lasendal ’18: Very good, 86 pts.
– Mas Donís Negre ’19: Very good, 85 pts.

We’re keeping the hard work to see our wines score higher! Cheers!

2020 Irish Wine Awards

Capçanes Cava Brut Reserva was awarded Gold at the 2020 SIP Irish Wine Awards organised by the National Off Licence Association.



So it is recognised in Ireland as the Best Sparkling under €25 (retail). 


Anthony Gismondi on our Mas Donis Negre

What a privilege to see our Mas Donis Negre on one of the latest articles on the Vancouver Sun by Anthony Gismondi.

Mas Donis Negre 2018 has been selected as a Best Buy by Anthony!

La Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2021

It’s that time of the year where you find yourself buying gifts, so if you have already stocked up in wines, we strongly recommend you get your hands on La Guia de Vins de Catalunya, a survivors guide on Catalan wines!

You won’t only find incredible scores from our wines, but also an amazing tool to help you through over 1.300 Catalan wines.

  • 4/VB Blanc de Negres
  • Pansal del Calàs ’98
  • Cabrida ’18
  • Els “Pájaros” ’18
  • Peraj Ha’abib ’18
  • La Nit de les Garnatxes “Limestone” ’18

Scores on Wine & Spirits

What a privilege when you see scores like these on @wineandspirits , but also when you read how well our style, history and intention behind every bottle is understood overseas!

– 93pts. La Nit de les Garnatxes Limestone, 2018
– Best buy / 88pts. Mas Picosa de Flor en Flor, 2019
– Best buy / 88pts. Mas Collet, 2018

Selection Das Genussmagazin

Fresh news from the prestigious German magazin Selection! Our 2018 vintage seems to be quite ready, with no less than four stars to all these wines!

  • Cabrida Calissa 2018
  • Cava Capçanes Reserva Brut
  • Els Pájaros 2018
  • La Flor del Flor de Primavera Garnatxa 2018
  • La Flor del Flor de Primavera Samsó 2018


We’ve received three more gold medals, and this time all the way from the Asian continent! Asia Wine Trophy is the largest wine competition challenge in the Asian continent with over 4.300 wines!

  • Costers del Gravet 2017 – GOLD
  • Els Pájaros 2018 – GOLD
  • Peraj Ha’abib 2018 – GOLD


We’ve just received two gold medals from Berlin! BWT is a competition where there are more than 14,000 entries annually from more than 40 countries. So it is quite reasonable for us to be a bit excited about it, isn’t it?

  • Cabrida Calissa 2017 – GOLD
  • Els Pájaros 2017 – GOLD



Good news keep coming in!  We just got amazing scores from James Suckling, and of course Peraj Ha’abib seems to be leading again!


Peraj Ha’abib 2018 – 95pts

Cabrida 2018 – 93pts

Els Pájaros 2018 – 92pts

Peraj Petita 2019 – 92pts

La Nit de les Garnatxes Limestone 2018 – 92pts

Mas Collet 2018 – 91pts


We keep on working in order to keep those scores as high as possible and to show the work and dedication we put from the Cellar and the vineyards! Cheers!

Premis Vinari 2020

Yes, we’re still hangover from such an amazing weekend, after receiving the medals and recognition from this year’s Premis Vinari!

– Vinari d’Or 2020 al Millor Negre de Criança:

Peraj Ha’abib 2018

– Vinari de Plata 2020 Vins Dolços, Rancis o de Postres:

Pansal del Calàs 1998

– Vinari de Bronze 2020 Negres de Criança:

La Nit de les Garnatxes Panal 2018

– Vinari d’or al Millor Vi amb DO Montsant:

Peraj Ha’abib 2018


Very grateful for these medals as they represent the recognition of our hard work and dedication we put behind every single bottle. Thanks to everyone! Cheers!

Grenaches du Monde: 2 gold medals

Just in case someone forgot the fact that we are a land of Garnatxa here at Capçanes, the International Competition of has awarded us with two golds!

Cabrida ’18  GOLD
La Nit de les Garnatxes “Slate” ’18  GOLD


The Master of Wine, Frank Smulders, has recently tasted and reviewed three of our most premium wines.

MAS TORTO 2017 Vinyes Velles: this old vine Garnacha dominated blend (70%) also contains Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, and aged for 14 months in large oak vessels. A bright, intense ruby color. The nose focused and lively with ripe red and blanc fruits (cherries, plums), black pepper and sweet spice, and high-quality oak, modestly on the background. A full-bodied wine with sufficient acidity to balance the sturdy 15% alcohol, a silky tannic structure and an overall deliciously rich texture ending in a long-lasting finish. Excellent winemaking showing very precisely its origins.

90 points


ELS PAJAROS 2017: fully based on very old Cariñena vineyards. Very deep purple color.  An intense nose truly representative of the variety, with a complex spicy, vegetal nose with oak well integrated and remaining at the background. Very intense on the palate with high alcohol (warm but not sweet), vibrant acidity and firm yet perfectly ripe, pleasantly grippy tannins. Black fruits all over (bramble, plum, cherry and blueberry), a vegetal note (bellpepper), clear and present oak, excellent length with a salty, mineral touch. A wine that needs more time.

90 points


CABRIDA Terroir Calissa 2017: very old vine Garnacha from a limestone soil above the village.  Less deeply colored, more garnet than ruby. Nose showing strength with sweet red fruits (cherries especially), the alcohol noticeable and complex, spicy aromas like thyme, licorice, black pepper, cinnamon and rosemary. A rich palate with silky tannins, lots of juicy fruits, some alcoholic sweetness but with a surprisingly fresh, balanced finish with precisely ripe, lightly grippy and very attractive tannins providing some tension. Delicious as well as beautiful!

92 points


Frank Smulders MW

James Suckling – $15 WINES THAT TASTE LIKE $50

Our La Nit de les Garnatxes “Slate” 2016 has been recently picked as one of Spain’s Best Value wines on James Suckling article of $15 WINES THAT TASTE LIKE $50.

“Plenty of flowers and wild herbs in the most sophisticated of this terroir series from an excellent cooperative winery. This medium-to full-bodied grenache has elegantly dry tannins that push the crisp finish along at a brisk clip.”

Not only it is a wine under 15$ that tastes like one above 50$, but also has been given 93 points! We are humbled and excited to share these results with you. Salut!

Andreas Larsson 2020

One of the best sommeliers in the world, Andreas Larsson, recently tasted some wines from Spain through @tastedwine . What an honor and how excited we are to see such scores on our wines!
91 pts. ? Mas Tortó 2017
93 pts. ? Els Pájaros 2017
94 pts. ? Cabrida Calissa 2017
92 pts. ? Mas Tortó 2018
92 pts. ? Peraj Ha’abib 2018
92 pts. ? Cabrida 2018

Guía Peñin 2020

We’re back with new scores and this time from no less than from @guiapenin 2020!

?Costers del Gravet 2017: 90pts.
?Cabrida 2018: 92pts.
?Peraj Ha’abib 2018: 91pts.

International Wine Awards 2020

Costers del Gravet 2016 – GOLD

La Nit de les Garnatxes Clay 2018 – GOLD

La Nit de les Garnatxes Slate 2018 – SILVER

La Nit de les Garnatxes Limestone 2018 – GOLD

La Nit de les Garnatxes Sand 2018 – SILVER

Lasendal 2018 – GOLD

Mas Collet 2018 – SILVER

Mas Picosa 2019 – GOLD

Mas Tortó 2017 – GOLD

Peraj Ha’abib 2018 – GOLD

Guía Proensa 2020

Cabrida 2018 – 97 points

“Generous, complex, excelent balance. Deep aromas on nose with ripe fruit, blue flowers, minerality, spices and truffle on the background. Very fresh body (perfect acidity), fine tannins, tasty, expressive and elegant.”

ABC Guía Vinos 2020

Peraj Ha’abib 2017 – 94 points

“Keeps a higher sensation of fruitiness, brightness and even sparks of elegance. An extraordinary red wine, very loved and caressed.”

Frankfurt International Trophy 2020

With more than 2,000 wines from 30 countries from around the world, the Frankfurt International Trophy competition took its place amongst the great wine competitions organised in Europe.

Among all these wines at this year’s competition, we managed to bring back home the following certificates and medals:

– Peraj Ha’abib 2018: GOLD

– Mas Picosa 2019: SILVER

– Costers del Gravet 2017: SILVER

– Mas Donís Old Vines 2018: SILVER

– La Nit de les Garnatxes Slate 2018: SILVER

International Organic Awards 2020

We’re celebrating again! We have been awarded with two gold medals and a silver one by the International Organic Awards this 2020.

– Les Taules 2019: GOLD
– Mas Tortó 2017: GOLD
– Mas Picosa 2019: SILVER

These awards recognize the efforts we put on the organic treatment of our wines, and also the hard work of our team on the Cellar and on the vineyards.


  • Mas Collet 2018 – 90 points: Dark ruby red color, purple hues. Attractive nose of ripe black fruit blackberries, notes of vanilla and sweet spices. Round attack on the palate, harmonious and structured extended by fine and silky tannins. To drink on meats in sauce.
  • Mas Donis Rosat 2019 – 86 points: Pale pink color, gray reflections. Nose of small red fruits, hints of menthol. The mouth seduced by its tangy freshness, its fruit. Evolution on fine mineral notes and a nice final herbal freshness. Drink throughout a summer meal between friends.
  • Mas Picosa de Flor en Flor (Negre) 2019 – 90 points: Very dark, almost black color, juvenile reflections. Nose of black fruits and violet, hints of pepper. Frank, lively and rich attack on the palate with ripe fruit. Partially integrated tight tannic structure. To drink on a lamb course.
  • Lasendal 2018 – 86 points: Dark ruby red color, purple hues. Nose of red and black fruits, touches of pepper and graphite. Silky and fruity palate. A modern drinking style in his youth on a plate of cold meats with friends.
  • Els Pájaros 2017 – 92 points: Sustained color, purplish reflections. Expressive nose combining stone fruits with a mineral tone. In the mouth a full body, a sturdy and soft tannic structure, aromas that are intensely expressed. Persistent finish, very fresh.
  • La Nit de Les Garnatxes Slate 2018 – 91 points: Dark ruby red color. Nose is full of dark and red fruit with notes of violets and white pepper. Rich on the palate and with a silky tannic structure. A young and gourmet style of wine. To drink on roasted meats.
  • La Nit de Les Garnatxes Clay 2018 – 90 points: Deep ruby red color, purple hues. Nose of ripe black fruit, notes of vanilla and violets. Fresh and delicious on the fruit, with fine tannins practically melted. Finishes with liquorice notes. To drink on grilled meats.
  • La Nit de Les Garnatxes Limestone 2018 – 91 points: Deep red ruby color, reflections of youth. Black fruit nose, touches of graphite and white pepper. Structured and silky attack on the palate offering a very clean tannic structure. Refreshing mineral finish. For spicy food.
  • La Nit de Les Garnatxes Sand 2018 – 91 points: Ruby red color, purple reflections. Inviting nose of black fruit, touches of
    pepper, vanilla and violet. Seductive, rich and harmonious mouth, leaving plenty of fruit. Fine tannic structure. To drink with red meats.
  • Peraj Ha’abib 2018 – 92 points: Dark ruby red color, almost black. Nose carries black fruit, liquorice and pepper. Intense, lively mouth, consistent with the body revealing a nice tight tannic structure. Fruity and fresh finish. Young with great aging potential.
  • Les Taules 2019 – 91 points: Cherry color with violet reflects. Intense aromas of red fruits. On the mouth is quite voluptuous and showing well integrated tannins.
  • Mas Tortó 2017 – 92 points: Medium red ruby colour. Very ripe cherry aromas with quite some tertiary notes coming along such as plums, leather and dried fruits. Full body that develops a vanilla and chocolate luscious body, and offers a long finish with fresh red berry notes.
  • Matinada 2019 – GOLD: Deep red burgundy color. Ripe red fruits on the nose. Showing a smooth and fine texture on the mouth with cherries and strawberries. Nice acidity that keeps it fresh.
  • Aubelló Gran Selecció – GOLD: Deep red ruby colour. Complex aromas of ripe cherry, plums, small black berries and vanilla, smoky, toasty oak flavors. Full bodied with soft tannins, wonderful fresh acidity; fine Glycerin sweetness; good length.
  • Aubelló 2018 – 90 points: Medium deep red with flucks of violet. Ripe cherry flavours, blueberries and smooth well integrated oaky, toasty aromas. Medium body, fruitdriven with fine ripe sweetness. Good acidity keeping a perfectly balanced wine with round ripe tannins. Long ripefruit finish.

We will be cancelling all visits from now and until the 15th of April, temporarily.

⚠️ – PREVENTION – ⚠️

The Capçanes team would like to voice our concern regarding the current global situation we are all involved in. In order to adapt and to this unfortunate situation we want to let you know that we will be cancelling all visits from now and until the 15th of April, temporarily.
We also want to apologize for the inconveniences this might cause you, especially if you had a visit already booked with us.
We are sure this decision will help us all on this difficult times, where health comes first.

We will keep you updated with any changes regarding this situation.

Wishing you all the best! Cheers!

No admetrem visites temporalment fins al 15 d’abril.


⚠️ – PREVENCIÓ – ⚠️

L’equip de Celler Capçanes us volem transmetre la nostra preocupació envers a la situació actual que tots estem vivint. Per tal de poder adaptar-nos a aquesta situació volem comunicar-vos que no admetrem visites temporalment fins al 15 d’abril.
Volem disculparnos per les molèsties que això pugui ocasionar, sobretot a les persones que ja teniu prevista una visita amb nosaltres.
Estem segurs que aquesta decisió ens ajudarà a tots en aquests moments difícils, on la prioritat és la salut col·lectiva.

Us mantindrem informats amb qualsevol canvi.

Ànims i Salut!

El Celler de Capçanes, al KFWE a Los Angeles.

Un any més El Celler de Capçanes, present al Kosher Food & Wine Experience, a Los Angeles, molt orgullosos de poder donar a tastar els nostres vins kosher al Hollywood Palladium. L’chayim!


El Celler de Capçanes al KFWE, Kosher Food & Wine Festival 2020, a New York

KFWE es va iniciar a Nova York fa 14 anys i des d’aleshores ha passat a ser l’esdeveniment de vins i vins kosher més gran del món! El saló de Nova York és el major dels esdeveniments amb centenars de vins de més de 60 cellers que representen gairebé totes les regions vitivinícoles de tot el món.

El 17 de febrer, el Celler de Capçanes va participar al KFWE, Kosher Food & Wine Festival 2020, a New York


El Celler de Capçanes al KFWE, Kosher Food & Wine Festival 2020

El passat 10 de febrer, el Celler de Capçanes va participar al KFWE, Kosher Food & Wine Festival 2020, a Londres

El Celler de Capçanes també Somriu a la Crisi

El Celler de Capçanes serà un dels cellers encarregats d’oferir algunes de les referències que formaran la carta de vins del Somriu a la Crisi 2020, que organitza l’Associació de Restaurants de la Part Alta de Tarragona. La proposta gastronòmica contempla menús i menús degustació a un preu de 22 i 32 euros segons el restaurant.

Troba més informació aqui.

El Celler de Capçanes participa a la presentació de “El Qohelet del Antiguo Testamento”

El Celler de Capçanes de la ma del nostre vi kosher Peraj Petita, no es van voler perdre la presentació de “El Qohelet del Antiguo Testamento” de Manuel Gomez Díaz, organitzada per Call Tortosí. Arrel Jueva de Tortosa. L’acte va tenir lloc el passat divendres 24 de gener, a la Biblioteca Marcel·lí Domingo de Tortosa.

Per a més informació:

Moltes gràcies per comptar amb nosaltres!


Celler de Capçanes at KFWE in New York and Los Angeles

Celler de Capçanes is going to participate at Kosher Food & Wine Experience. KFWE is the premier kosher food and wine show in the world, showcasing hundreds of wines from across the globe and delectable food prepared onsite by the hottest kosher restaurants! Get more information here

New York: 17th of Feb 2020

Los Angeles: 19th of Feb 2020

Anna Rovira i La Nit de les Garnatxes al Periódico

La nostra companya Anna Rovira, enòloga del Celler de Capçanes, i La Nit de les Garnatxes, al número de Desembre del Suplement Gourmets d’ El Periódico, compartint article amb 4 grans enòlogues
Moltes gràcies!


Gourmets – El Suplement

Guia Proensa 2020

Estamos orgullosos de poder anunciar como la Guia Proensa 2020 ha puntuado nuestros vinos de viñas viejas:

  • Cabrida 2017: 97 puntos
  • Els pàjaros 2017: 94 puntos

Celler de Capçanes a la web de Festes Catalunya

El Celler de Capçanes apareix a la web de Festes Catalunya formant part d’un reportatge sobre Cellers de la provincia de Tarragona.

Podeu llegir l’article en el següent enllaç:

Vins i Caves Tarragona

Anna Casabona, delegada comercial i sommelier del Celler de Capçanes, finalista del Concurs del Millor Sommelier de Catalunya

Anna Casabona, delegada comercial i sommelier del Celler de Capçanes, va quedar en segona posició en el Concurs del Millor Sommelier de Catalunya

Podeu trobar més informació aquí

Celler de Capçanes at HOT Magazine

Last September, Celler de Capçanes and our wines were introduced in a Masterclass at Hua Hin, Thailand, by our Export Manager Jürgen Wagner.

Anna Casabona, premi Enoaula al Tastador Destacat dels Premis Vinari 2019

El passat divendres la nostra companya Anna Casabona va rebre el premi Enoaula al Tastador Destacat dels Premis Vinari 2019.


Cabrida y la DO Montsant en “Vinos y Restaurantes”

El Celler de Capçanes aparece en el último numero de la revista especializada Vinos y Restaurantes. El número 206 del mes de octubre, dedica un reportaje especialmente a la DO Montsant y sus vinos, entre los que se encuentra Cabrida del Celler de Capçanes.


Tastar el sòl… amb Anna Casabona

La nostra companya Anna Casabona, sommelier del Celler de Capçanes, va dirigir el tast de les 4 Garnatxes en la Festa de la Verema d’Alella, en aquesta ocasió maridats amb 5 formatges.

Podeu llegir la notícia de Papers de vi, fent clic a la foto.

Anna Casabona, a Can Lleonart

Guia Peñín 2020

Pàjaros 2016: 92p 

La nit de les garnatxes – Llicorella 2017: 92p + 5*

La nit de les garnatxes – Argila 2017: 91p + 5*

La nit de les garnatxes – Calissa 2017: 91p + 5*

Costers del gravet 2016: 90p + 3*

Lasendal 2017: 90p + 5*

Peraj Ha’abib 2017: 90p

La nit de les garnatxes – Panal 2017: 90p + 4*

Cabrida 2016: 90p



Mas Donís Old Vines 2017: 91 points

Asia Wine Trophy 2019

Les Taules 2018: Gold medal

Mas Tortó 2016: Gold medal

Cabrida 2017: Gold medal

Peraj Ha’abib 2017: Gold medal

Costers del Gravet 2016: Gold medal

Lasendal 2017: Gold medal

Berliner Wein Trophy 2019

Cabrida 2017: Gold medal

Les Taules 2018: Gold medal

Costers del Gravet 2016: Gold medal

Celler de Capçanes, entre las mejores bodegas de España según la web Vinos de España


Red wines in Selectus wines: Els Pàjaros 2016

Peraj Ha’abib 2017 en El Melómano sommelier, Press Music

Lee la referencia en la página web de Press Music.


Mas Donís Old Vines 2017: Gold medal


Mas Picosa 2018: Plata en la categoría de vinos tintos sin madera



BLIND TASTED 2019 – Andreas Larsson

Mas Tortó 2016: 91p

Dark purple core. The nose is youthful but layered with plenty of ripe dark fruit like cherry, cassis, plum
with tobacco and fine leather. Dense palate, but still with a modest extraction and rounded tannin, generous
and bold fruitiness with good ripeness, a fresh acidity underneath and a long warm finish.

Jeb Dunnuck – April 2019

Mas Donís Old Vines 2016: 94 points

The finest vintage of this cuvée to date, the 2016 Mas Donis Old Vines is 85% Garnacha and 15% Syrah that was 70% destemmed and aged primarily in concrete. Tasting like a top Priorat with its beautiful blue fruits, violets, ground  pepper, rose petals, and amble minerality, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, remarkable purity of fruit, and a great, great finish. Almost too good to be true, just pretend you paid more.

European Cellars, April 3rd 2019

Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2019

  • Peraj Ha’abib 2017: GOLD – Fine dark hue, purple tinges. Classy, deep nose combining black fruits, new oak, liquorice and graphite. Well-crafted palate, ample and remarkably mellow on the attack and persisting in the same vein on the firmer mid-palate and finish. Great potential.
  • Mas Collet 2017: GOLD – Full, purple-tinged colour. Deep, warm nose redolent of black fruit and very ripe stone fruit. The palate goes for a virile, very extracted, over-ripe style, concluding on a more tannic note. It will benefit from cellaring.
  • Lasendal 2017: GOLD – Full ruby, little development. Fine nose introducing notes of black fruit, graphite and mild spice. Splendidly concentrated on the palate, tight-textured with lovely ripe tannin. A very demonstrative and persistent offering.
  • La Nit de les Garnatxes Slate 2017: GOLD – Dark ruby, immature appearance. Expansive nose of small red fruit, then after aeration shows real complexity, with fine mineral, spicy and slightly toasted notes. Full attack, delicately but generously structured and deliciously fresh. Compelling wine.
  • La Nit de les Garnatxes Clay 2017: GOLD – Full ruby, immature. Deep nose of red fruit, orange flesh and a whiff of grey pepper. Rich, ample – even opulent – palate, with ripe well-coated tannin. Good all-round structure, getting firmer on the finish. Positively virile for a Grenache.
  • La Nit de les Garnatxes Sand 2017: GOLD – Medium-full colour. Fine nose of fresh red fruit and stone fruit on a mineral and slightly saline base. Supple-textured on the palate and deliciously rich, brimming with luscious fruit, good refeshing cut and still that spicy and mineral dimension.
  • La Nit de les Garnatxes Limestone 2017: GOLD – Medium-deep ruby. Engaging nose intermixing red fruit and subtle vegetal and spicy touches over a floral backing. Not particularly full on the palate, but has deliciously tight, fine texture and well-judged freshness. Elegant style.
  • Mas Picosa (De flor en flor) 2018: GOLD – Full, violet-tinged ruby. Enticing, immature nose of red and black berry fruit with floral and vegetal touches. Rounded, fleshy entry, vibrantly fruity, then becomes a little firmer and more vegetal on the follow-through. Deliciously quaffable.

Selection das Genussmagazin 2019

 The Female Winemakers of the Year 2019: Anna Rovira

1st place in the category Red wines blend matured in wooden barrels/barriques

1st place in the category Red varieties wine dry matured in wooden barrels/barriques

  • Mas Tortó 2016: **** 
  • Cabrida 2017: ****
  • Costers del gravet 2016: ****
  • Peraj Ha’abib – Flor de Primavera: ****
  • Vermut de Capçanes: ****
  • Cava de Capçanes Brut Reserva: ***
  • La Nit de les Garnatxes Slate/Llicorella: ****
  • La Nit de les Garnatxes Limestone/Calissa: ****
  • Mas Collet Selecció 2017: ****
  • Lasendal 2017: ***
  • Mas Donís rosat 2018: ***
  • Mas Donís negre 2018: ***


Frankfurt International Trophy 2019

  • Mas Tortó 2016: Gold
  • Peraj Ha’abib 2017: Gold
  • Mas Collet 2017: Silver

Premis Vinari del Vermut 2019

Vermut de Capçanes: Vinari de Plata en la categoria de Vermuts Negres

AMPHORE: Concours International des Vins Biologiques et en Conversion

Vall del Calàs 2016: OR

Vins kosher del Celler de Capçanes recomanats per Yossie’s Corkboard

Dos vins del Celler de Capçanes recomanats per Yossie’s Corkboard en el seu darrer butlletí, centrat en vins fàcils de beure i per menys de 25$:
– Capçanes, Peraj Petita, Rosat (Rosé), 2018
– Capçanes, Peraj Petita, 2017 [no mevushal]

Celler de Capçanes: An den vier Enden der Welt

Celler de Capçanes in Katalonien:  Die unmögliche Geschichte vom Weg in den Weinhimmel

Guía Intervinos 2019

Vermut de Capçanes: 90p.

La Guía de vins de Catalunya 2019

Cabrida 2015: 95p.
Els Pájaros 2016: 93p.
Mas Collet 2016: 90p.
Lasendal 2016: 95p.
Peraj Ha’abib 2016: 95p.
Vall del Calàs 2015: 93p.
La Nit de les Garnatxes Llicorella 2017: 92p.
La Nit de les Garnatxes Argila 2017: 92p.
La Nit de les Garnatxes Calissa 2017: 92p.
La Nit de les Garnatxes Panal 2017: 95p.
Mas Picosa eco 2017: 89p.
Pinot Noir 9x: 86p.

Blind Tasted 2018

Cabrida 2016: 92p. Medium to deep red colour with a purple hue. Floral nose with some wild herbs, plum and red berries with modest oak notes. Really good grip and concentration without heaviness, fresh red berries, plum, garrigue and grainy tannin adding lift, dense fruit and a long vigorous aftertaste. Concentrated yet digest with good drinkability.

Peraj Ha’abib 2016: 91p. Rather deep red colour with a purple hue. Youthful intense and ripe nose offering ripe plum, blackberry, cassis, tobacco and fine spices with a hint of new oak. The palate is ample with a nice mouth feel, dense and chewy but with ripe tannin and a balanced acidity, layers of ripe dark fruit with a peppery spiciness, some smokiness and a long vibrant finish.

Sip Irish Wine 2018

2017 Mas Donís Negre: Bronze medal. 

James Suckling tasting 2018

Peraj Ha’abib, Flor de Primavera Kosher 2016:  95p. Just beginning to mature, this has a very complex nose of spice, licorice and hot stones, as well as great black fruit. Concentration, warmth and drive in this rich red that has a very long, polished finish. Kosher wine. Drink or hold.

Cabrida 2016: 94p. Joyful nose of fresh raspberries, summer flowers and a hint of clove. Concentrated ripe fruit, beautifully crafted tannins that sit so neatly within this wide frame. Great balance of sweet and dry, warm and cool elements. Delicious now, but with very good aging potential.

Costers del Gravet 2015: 94p. A stunning nose with the whole spectrum of black fruit, from cassis through cherry to plum, but also delicate herbal notes. A rich and ripe red with polished tannins carrying the long finish. On the cusp of greatness. A blend of grenache, carignan and cabernet sauvignon. Drink or hold.

Mas Picosa de Flor en Flor 2017:  93p. Very dark nose with tons of black cherries and plums plus a hint of bitter chocolate, but a freshness that pulls you into the powerful and quite concentrated palate, where the generous, soft tannins are beautifully integrated. Long, powdery finish. Delicious now, but should hold through at least 2024.

La Nit de les Garnatxes Slate/Llicorella 2016: 93p. Plenty of flowers and wild herbs in the most sophisticated of this terroir series from an excellent cooperative winery. This medium-to full-bodied grenache has elegantly dry tannins that push the crisp finish along at a brisk clip.

La Nit de les Garnatxes Clay/Argila 2016: 92p. I love the crushed wild-berry aromas with some floral notes, but also the deep, earthy quality. Then comes the great velvety texture on the ripe, but well-proportioned palate, the well-crafted dry tannins making the finish lively. Drink or hold.

La Nit de les Garnatxes Sand/Panal 2016: 92p. This smells of the blackest forest berries with just a hint of anise. A dark, well structured grenache with dry, but rather fine tannins and a long, bright finish. Drink or hold.

La Nit de les Garnatxes Limestone/Calissa 2016: 92p. Very charming and floral, medium-bodied grenache with a gracefulness and delicacy that carries through the long finish. Drink or hold.

Mas Collet Selecció 2016: 91p. Bold, black fruit, balanced by generous, supple tannins, making this an easy red to enjoy. But it also has some real depth with notes of licorice and earth adding some complexity to the nose and the long finish. Drink now or hold.

Peraj Petita Kosher 201790p. Lots of blackberries, some flowers and licorice on the nose. In spite of the generous ripeness, it’s quite dry and slightly sappy on the palate. Good, but not amazing depth. A very good food-wine. Drink now or hold.

Rosé Cup Berlin 2018

2017 Mas Donís Rosat: very good wine

Guía Peñín 2019

Els pájaros 2016:  92p.
Pinot Noir 9/X: 91p.
Mas Picosa 2017: 91p.  5 Estrelles! Molt bona relació qualitat-preu. Ecològic.
Cabrida 2016:  90p.
Lasendal 2016: 90p. 5 Estrelles! Molt bona relació qualitat-preu.
Vall del Calàs 2016: 90p.
Mas Tortó 2016: 90p.
Costers del Gravet 2016: 90p.
Peraj Ha’abib 2016: 89p.
Mas Collet 2016: 88p.
Mas Donis Negre 2017: 86p. 4 Estrelles! Bona relació qualitat-preu.

Selection Das Genussmagazin 2018

2016 Cabrida: 4 **** estrelles = Or
2016 Peraj Ha’abib: 4 **** estrelles = Or
2016 Mas Collet Selecció: 4 **** estrelles = Or
2016 Lasendal Selecció: 4 **** estrelles = Or
2017 Peraj Petita: 3 *** estrelles = Plata
2017 Mas Picosa: 3 *** estrelles = Plata

Wine Advocate 2018

Mas Donis Old Vines 2015: 90p.“The 2015 Mas Donis Old Vines is the custom cuvée for the US market. It’s mostly Garnacha with some Syrah fermented separately in stainless steel with some 50% full clusters followed by malolactic in concrete and bottled after 80% of the wine matured in French oak barrels for nine months. Of course, 2015 is a warm and dry vintage, and the wine shows the character of the year, in a nice way, with peachy and floral rather than pruney aromas. It’s a very good value, and it’s also juicy and approachable and serious enough for more sophisticated consumers.”

Selection Das Genussmagazin 2018

Cabrida 2015: 92 puntos
Flor del Flor de Primavera old vines samsó 2015: 90 puntos

Jeb Dunnuck, February 2018

Mas Donis old vines 2015: 92 points.“The deep ruby/purple colored 2015 Mas Donis Old Vines is billed as a poor man’s Priorat from Importer Eric Solomon and I certainly can’t disagree with him. Blackberries, blueberries, peppery, hints of violets and some minerality all emerge from this juicy, ripe, sexy red that’s an undeniable joy to drink. The wine is a blend of 85% Garnacha and 15%Syrah, brought up all in concrete tanks”.

Guía Peñín de los destilados y la coctelería 2018

Vermut de Capçanes: 91 puntos

Guía Proensa 2018

Cabrida 2015: 97 p. “Sutileza más que potencia en un tinto grande.”
Mas Tortó 2015: 95 p.” Con energía y finura, sugestivo, con carácter”
Costers del Gravet 2015: 91p. “Algo rústico en la boca pero sugestivo en los aromas”

Gilbert Gaillard 2018

Peraj Petita – 2016: 89/100: “Intense crimson with dark purple tints. Promising nose of toast, spice, a floral note and morello cherry. Fairly mellow attack then an ample, easy-drinking, fresh palate of liquorice and eucalyptus. Fine supporting tannins, natural sensation. Already enjoyable.”

Costers del Gravet – 2015: 89/100: “Intense garnet with purple-blue tints. Promising nose of black fruits, fine spices, herbs and a saline touch. Delicious, fresh, accessible palate with a succulent, delightful mouthfeel, liquorice and a silky tannin framework. A beautiful, user-friendly wine.”

Vall del Calàs – 2015: 90/100: “Deep garnet. Pleasant nose recalling stone fruits and fine spices with a touch of garrigue herbs. Supple attack followed by an ample, compelling, fresh, charming palate with a touch of menthol and elegant, integrated tannins. Likeable, modern and well-made.”

La Flor del Flor de Primavera Garnacha – 2015: 90/100: “Fairly deep garnet. Endearing nose combining stone fruits, fine spices and an elegant oak dimension. Ample, smooth yet lively and easy-drinking palate suffused with menthol and supported by elegant firmness. Already delicious in modern style.”

Flor de Primavera Peraj Ha’abib – 2015: 90/10 “Intense garnet with young tints. Appealing nose of black stone fruits, garrigue herbs, tobacco, fine spices and subtle underlying oak. Smooth, powerful, concentrated palate with lovely mellow fruitiness. Oak influence mid-palate and on the finish. Successful.

Cabrida – 2015: 90/100: “Intense garnet. Promising nose of fine spices, ripe stone fruits and a touch of garrigue herbs. Smooth attack then a robust, rich, profound palate framed by a solid, less open structure. Chewy with a persistent finish and wonderful varietal expression.”

Els Pájaros – 2015: 91/100: “Deep garnet. Fairly subdued nose blending stone fruits, fine spices and oak presence. Robust, velvety, generous palate displaying depth, very elegant tannins, menthol and a toast dimension. A beautiful wine that needs 4 years more bottle time.

La Flor del Flor de Primavera Samsó – 2015: 92/100 “Intense garnet with purple-blue tints. Racy nose showing a cornucopia of ripe fruits, fine spices, toast and menthol notes. Superb intensity on the palate which is velvety, taut, delicious and warm with herbal presence and depth. A beautiful modern wine.”

Guía ABC 2018

Peraj Ha’abib 2015: 94 p.
Peraj Ha’abib Pinot Noir Edition 2015: 93 p.
Mas Tortó 2015:92 p.

La Guía de vins de Catalunya 2018

Cabrida 2015: 9,55p.
Els Pájaros 2015: 9,54p.
Mas Collet 2015: 9,32p.
Lasendal 2015: 9.27p
Peraj Ha’abib 2015: 9,20p.
Vall del Calàs 2015: 9.20p
Costers del Gravet 2015: 9.09p.
La Nit de les Garnatxes Llicorella 2016: 9,21p.
La Nit de les Garnatxes Argila 2016: 9,09p.
La Nit de les Garnatxes Calissa 2016: 9,13p.
La Nit de les Garnatxes Panal 2016: 8.82p.
Mas Picosa eco 2016: 9,15p.
Mas Donis Blanc 2016: 8,861p.
Mas Donis Rosat 2016: 8.76p.
Mas Donis Negre 2016: 8.85p.

Guía Peñín 2018

Els pájaros 2015:  92p.
Cabrida 2015:  91 p.
Peraj Ha’abib 2015: 90p.
Mas Tortó 2015: 90.
Costers del Gravet 2015: 90p
Vall del Calàs 2015: 88p.
Mas Picosa 2016: 89 p.  ¡4 Estrellas! Buena relación calidad-precio. Ecológico.
Lasendal 2015: 89P. ¡4 Estrellas! Buena relación calidad-precio
Mas Collet 2015: 87 p
Mas Donis Negre 2016:86 p. ¡4 Estrellas! Buena relación calidad-precio
Pinot Noir 9/X: 90p.

Selection Das Genussmagazin organic wines 2017

2014 Mas Tortó : 4 **** stars = Gold
2015 Mas Tortó: 4 **** stars = Gold
2014 Vall del Calàs: 4 **** stars = Gold
2016 Mas Picosa: 3*** stars = Silver, very good
2016 Les Taules: 3*** stars = Silver, very good

Selection Das Genussmagazin 2017

2015 Peraj Ha’abib: 4 **** stars = Gold
2015 Els Pájaros: 4 **** stars = Gold

Wine & Spirits Magazin, USA. August 2017

Costers del gravet 2014: 93 points

Blue Lifestyle August 2017

Flor del Flor de Primavera Garnatxa 2013: 92 points.

Decanter Agost 2017

Mas Donis Negre 2016: 91p ” Deliciously aromatic, medium bodie, notes of violets and black berries jumping out of the glass. Seductively juicy.”

Mundus Vini 2017

Mas Collet 2015: SILVER

Gilbert Gaillard 2017

Mas Collet 2015: GOLD
Peraj Petita 2015:GOLD
Mas Donis Old Vines 2015: GOLD
Flor del Flor de Primavera Garnatxa 2014: GOLD
Mas Tortó 2014: 90+GOLD
Cabrida 2014: 90+GOLD
Cal Calàs selecció 2012: 90+GOLD
Flor del Flor de Primavera Samsó 2014: 90+GOLD

Guía Proensa 2017

Cabrida 2014: 97p.En los mejores niveles niveles de la marca, fino, con carácter. Aromas frutales concentrados de madurez perfecta, toques florales, minerales y de especias negras. Sólido en la boca, equilibrado, fresco, con taninos firmes, sabroso, expresivo, largo.
Mas Tortó 2014: 92p. Finos aromas de frutos negros, tonos florales y minerales; en conjunto sugestivo pero algo cerrado. Sólido, con cuerpo y taninos firmes, equilibrado.
Vall del Calàs 2014: 90p. Sensaciones de frescura. Aromas de frutas rojas maduras, tonos florales, notas especiadas discretas, apuntes de monte bajo. Equilibrado, cuerpo medio, con nervio y taninos algo en punta, fresco, vivo.

“Celler de Capçanes se subió al carro de la vanguardia y de la calidad hace años y ahí sigue, pase lo que pase.”
“…Lo que no cambia es la fórmula del éxito….”

Guía ABC 2017

Peraj Ha’abib 2014: 94 p.
Mas Tortó 2014:93 p.
9/X Pinot Noir 2014: 93 p.

La Guía de vins de Catalunya 2017

Pinot 8/X 2013:8,33p.
Cabrida 2013: 9,60p.
Dos Pájaros 2012: 9,57p.
Mas Picosa blanc de negres 2015: 9,34p.
La Nit de les Garnatxes Llicorella 2015: 9,35p.
La Nit de les Garnatxes Argila 2015: 9,34p.
La Nit de les Garnatxes Calissa 2015: 9,14p.
La Nit de les Garnatxes Panal 2015: 9,09p.
Peraj Ha’abib 2014: 9,22p.
Mas Donis Blanc 2015: 8,861p.
Mas Donis Rosat 2015: 8,9p.
Mas Donis Negre 2015: 9,16p.
Mas Collet 2014: 9,20p.
Costers del Gravet 2013: 8,90p.
Pansal del Calàs 2012: 9,32

The wine advocate 2016

Cabrida 2014: 92 Points.The 2014 Cabrida already shows the new direction for the estate—especially for 2015—towards finer, more complex and delicate wines with judicious use of oak and more fruit-driven and fresh. Those seem like deep changes, and this pure old vine Garnacha is the blend of many micro-vinifications in open 500-liter oak barrels with some floral and wild berry aromas, and a core of sweet spices and earth. The palate is quite delicate, with a fine texture, with chalky tannins and good freshness.

Mas Donis old vines 2014: 90 Points. It’s a mini-Rhône blend of Garnacha with some 15% Syrah from old vines matured exclusively in concrete. The nose is like Garnacha cotton candy with red fruit and a touch of smoked meat. The tannins are soft and the texture is silky, ending with a very tasty note.

La Nit dels Garnatxes Calissa 2015: 88 Points. The wine is intensely fruity and young, with a bit of a raw nose reminiscent of young must. It’s fresh and straightforward, with fine tannins and good freshness.

“It seems like some deep changes have happened at the cooperative of Capçanes with a new technical team and a new direction towards finer, more complex and delicate wines with judicious use of oak, fruit-driven and fresher.”

Eric Asimov, The New York Times October 2016

…”Priorat has a less expensive neighbor, Montsant, which offers wines made from a similar set of grapes that can be quite delicious in their own right. The relationship of Priorat and Montsant is not unlike that of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas.”
I suggest: Celler de Capçanes Montsant Peraj Petita 2014 (Royal Wine, New York).

Guía Peñin 2017

2 Pájaros 2013: 93 p.
Cabrida 2014: 92 p.
Pinot 8/X: 91 p.
Peraj Ha’abib 2014: 90p.
Mas Tortó 2014: 89p.
Costers del Gravet 2014: 89 p.
Vall del Calàs 2014: 89 p.
Mas Picosa 2015: 89 p. 4 Estrelles! Bona relació qualitat-preu. Ecològic.
Lasendal 2015: 88 p.
Mas Collet 2015: 87p.
Mas Picosa Blanc de Negres 2015: 87 p. 4 Estrelles! Bona relació qualitat-preu.
Mas Donis Negre 2015:  87 p. 4 Estrelles! Bona relació qualitat-preu.

Gabriel Geller, 2016

“Celler de Capçanes, in Montsant, has been producing the La Flor del Flor Garnacha since 2007.This is an outstanding wine from grapevines that are over 100 years old, a feature that improves the quality and complexity of the wines produced. No matter how delicious the food is or if it is hot or cold in the Sukkah, this delicate, classy wine stands out as the shining star. One can only think about how beautiful and delicious a wine this is to enjoy under the s’chach.”

Selection Das Genussmagazin organic wines 2016

Mas Torto 2014: 4 stars, excellent, GOLD!
Vall del Calàs 2014: 3 stars, very good, SILVER”
Les Taules 2015: 3 stars, very good, SILVER
Mas Picosa 2015: 2 stars: Recommended!

Selection Das Genussmagazin 2016

Cabrida 2013: 4 Stars, GOLD
2 Pájaros 2012: 4 Stars, GOLD
Cal Calàs 2012: 4 Stars, GOLD

Golden Leaf Awards (Vinum Nature) 2016

Mas Tortó 2013: SILVER LEAF (Hoja de Plata)

Gilbert Gaillard 2016

Costers del Gravet 2014: Gold Medal
Vall del Calàs 2014: Gold Medal
Mas Collet 2014: Silver Medal

Vinous Media 2016

Mas Donis Barrica 2014: 91p.

Food and wine 2016

La Flor del Flor de Primavera, Montsant, 2012: Score A
La Flor del Flor de Primavera, Cariñena, Montsant, 2012: Score A
Peraj Habib, Peraj Ha’abib Flor de Primavera, Montsant 2011: Score A/A-
Peraj Habib, Peraj Ha’abib Flor de Primavera, Montsant 2012: Score A
Peraj Petita, Montsant, 2012: Score B+
Peraj Petita, Mevushal Series, Montsant, 2013: Score B/B+
Peraj Petita Rosat, Montsant 2103: Score B/B+

​Wines are scored on an ‘A’-‘F’ scale where ‘A’ is excellent, ‘B’ is good

La Guía de vins de Catalunya 2016

Pinot 7/X 2012: 9,08p.
Mas Donis Blanc 2014: 8,87p.
Mas Donis Rosat 2014: 8,57p.
Mas Donis Negre 2014: 8,46p.
Mas Collet 2013: 8,60p.
Costers del Gravet 2012: 8,60p.
Peraj Ha’abib 2013: 9,03p.
Dos Pájaros 2011: 9,24p.
Mas Picosa 2014: 9,36p.
Cabrida 2012: 9,62p.
Pansal del Calàs 2012: 9,26.

Guía Proensa 2016

Cabrida 2013: 95 p.
Mas Tortó 2013: 91 p.
Dos Pájaros 2013: 90 p.
Costers del Gravet 2013: 90 p.

“Materializa la apuesta por la calidad y por la significación en función de las vias de origen de unos vinos que son referente claro en toda la DO Montsant.”

Guía Vino ABC 2016

Pinot Noir 8/X 2013, 92p
Peraj Ha’abib 2013, 93p

Selection Das Genussmagazin 2016

Dos Pájaros 2011: 4****
Flor de Flor de Primavera Garnatxa 2013: 4****
Mas Tortó 2013 Eco: 4****
Flor de Flor de Primavera Samsó 2013: 3***

Guía Peñín de los Vinos de España 2016

Cabrida 2012: 93p
Dos Pájaros 2013: 93p
Peraj Ha´abib 2013: 92p
Pansal Del Calàs 2012: 90p
Pinot Noir 8/X  2013, 89p.
Val del Calàs 2013: 89p
Costers del Gravet 2013: 89p
Mas Tortó 2013: 88p
Lasendal 2014: 88p
Mas Picosa 2014: 88p
Mas Collet 2014: 86p
Mas Donís 2014: 84p

SELECTION wine competition, Germany 2015

Peraj Ha´abib 2012: 4****

Mundus Vini 2015

Mas Tortó 2013: 85 punts

Selection – Das Genussmagazin August 2015

Peraj Ha´abib 2012: 4****Stars: Gold

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2015, Jesolo (Italy)

Costers del Gravet 2012: Gold medal

Vinum Europas Weinmagazin, February, 2015

Cabrida 2009: 18P/20 Vinum

Decanter Magazine, February, 2015

Mas Collet 2012 91P Decanter

Wein – Plus, 19 February 2015

2 Pájaros 2012 : 93 WP = Outstanding
Cabrida 2012 : 91 WP = Outstanding
Peraj Ha’abib 2013: 90 WP = Outstanding
Mas Tortó 2012: 90 WP = Outstanding
Costers del Gravet 2012 : 88 WP  = Excellent
Lasendal 2013 : 86 WP  = Excellent
Vall del Calàs2012 : 86 WP  = Excellent
Mas Collet 2013 : 86 WP  = Excellent

Selection Das Genussmagazin, Germany, 2015

Cabrida 2012 : 4 Stars = Gold, excellent
Costers del Gravet 2012: 3 Stars = Silver, very good
Lasendal 2013: 3 Stars = Silver, very good
Vall del Calàs 2012: 3 Stars = Silver, very good
Mas Collet 2013: 3 Stars = Silver, very good

Proensa 2015

Cabrida 2012: 96p.
Mas Tortó 2012: 94p.

La Guia de vins de Catalunya 2015

Cabrida “Garnatxa negra de vinyes velles” (2011): 9,60p. Elegant, Extraordinari i Llaminer
Cabrida “Terroir Calissa” (2010): 9,53p. Fresc, Mineral i Herbes Aromàtiques
Peraj Ha’abib “Flor de Primavera” (2012): 9,45p. Llaminer i Potent
Dos Pájaros (2010): 9,19p. Mineral, Potent i Herbes Aromàtiques
Pansal Del Calàs (2010): 9,18p. Llaminer, Potent i Elegant
Mas Collet Barrica (2011): 9,07p. Fresc, Llaminer i Herbes aromàtiques
Mas Donís Negre (2013): 7,50p. Animal, Potent i Amarg

Guía Vino 2015 ABC

1/vb (2006) 96p.
Mas Tortó (2012): 94p.
Peraj Ha’abib (2012): 94p.
7/X Pinot Noir (2012): 93p.

Puntuacions “Guía Peñín 2015”

2 Pàjaros 2012: 92p.
Peraj Ha’abib 2012: 91p.
Cabrida 2012: 90p.
Costers del Gravet 2012: 89p.
Mas Tortó 2012: 89p.
Vall del Calàs 2012: 88p.
Lasendal 2013:  87p. 4*
Mas Collet 2012: 87p. 4*
Mas Donís 2013: 85p. 4*

Decanter Asia Wine Awards

Costers del Gravet 2012 :  Silver Medal. El descriu com un vi de color vibrant, amb aromes de fruites negres i tocs de regalèssia. En boca, elegant amb notes de baies i violeta al final. Amb un taní integrat, fàcil de beure.

2 Pájaros 2012: Bronze Medal. El descriu com a net, vermell. En nas, grosella, almesc, pebre i tocs de violeta. En boca delicat, equilibrat, tornem a trobar la violeta i la regalèssia. Un acabat elegant i agradable.

Mas Tortó 2012: Bronze Medal.  En nas, fruita negra, groselles vermelles, amb tocs de cacau i canyella. En boca, els tanins s’adhereixen, amb tocs de fusta i un final llarg. Perfecte per a l’envelliment.

Premis vinari dels vins catalans

Mas Picosa 2013: Medalla de Bronze al millor Negre Jove.

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker

Mas Donis Barrica 2012 : (Red) Rating: 94p

Another baby Priorato, the 2012 Mas Donis, a custom cuvée from Eric Solomon, is composed of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah aged nine months in both new and used French and American oak. The Grenache comes from 70-year-old vines, and the Syrah from 30-year-old vines. It is difficult to find a better value than this incredibly rich effort. The bouquet offers up a smorgasbord of aromas, including crushed rocks, spring flowers, kirsch liqueur and blacker fruits. Full-bodied with a velvety, voluptuous texture, and admirable opulence, density, purity and texture, it is nearly impossible to believe that something this good could be priced at $12 a bottle. Consume it over the next ye

Jancis Robinson “A Catalan Collection”

2v/b 2009, 17p: Deep pinkish gold. Orange peel and tang plus great depth and concentration. Lots to chew on. Very firm and structured – no flab whatsoever. Really interesting and the alcohol is well covered.Drink 2013- 2017 • £30 RRP 17

Capçanes Mas Donis Rosat 2013, 16p: Rather lurid pale raspberry colour. Chock full of fruit reined in. Definitely ends dry. A light clarete with lots of local character. Definitely recommended for drinking with food.Drink 2014- • £7.99 Little Wine Club

Capçanes Mas Collet 2011, 16.5p: Blend of Garnacha with Cabernet and Tempranillo and Uncle Tom Cobley. All oak aged. Neat garnet. Brilliant amount of fruit, integrity and character per penny. Great dry but not drying finish after more than a hint of llicorella! Real structure. Tastes far more expensive. VGV. Drink 2014- 2018 • £10 Theatre of Wine

Capçanes Peraj Petita 2012, 16p: Kosher cuvée all in tank. Mainly Garnacha and Cabernet. Sweet and fruity – a bit simple and chewy. Not nearly as captivating as the 2011 Mas Collet. But more character and artisan character than most kosher wines at this price.Drink 2015- 2017 • £11.99 Berry Bros & Rudd, Virgin Wines

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

Capçanes Cabrida Calissa 2010, 16p:  Limestone. Round and fresh with real lift. Racy and nervy. Chewy.Drink 2015- 2020 • £58 Berry Bros & Rudd

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

Vivir el Vino

2 Pájaros 2012: 92p

Wine Up 2015

Mas Tortó 2011: 88.15p. Picota ribete violeta-amoratado. En nariz cuero, tabaco, pimienta y fruta negra.

Costers del Gravet 2011: 88.92p. Rojo picota ribete carmín. En nariz buena fruta acompañada de los tostados, el cuero limpio, fondo animal y toque licoroso. En boca tanino que llena la boca, sensación de carnosidad, amable, balsámico y al final vuelve la fruta acompañada de pan tostado.

Vall del Calàs 2011: 88.38p. Rojo picota ribete morado. Nariz compleja, mineral, fruta roja y negra. Balsámico. Tostados y cacao. En boca carnoso, fresco, balsámico, fonal tostados y fruta.

Tim’s Tasting Notes

Peraj Ha’abib (2012): 92p. This is a complex blend of old vine Garnacha with Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan (Samsó) from one of the best cooperatives in Spain. Think of it as a mini-Priorat, but at a slightly lower price. Plum, spice and chocolate-like flavours are appealingly intertwined here, with the Cabernet adding some leafy freshness to the herbal, earthy Mediterranean flavours. The minerality and the acidity keep the wine fresh, despite its comparatively high alcohol.

Mas Collet Barrica(2011): 90p. An oak-aged blend of Garnacha, Tempranillo, Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Capçanes co-operative that shows why Montsant is such a good value alternative to neighbouring Priorat. The oak is just a top note here, despite the name of the wine, adding complexity to the flavours of plum, cassis and hot stones. The wine finishes with a dry, mineral flourish that ties it all together, like a bow on a gift-wrapped present.

“The Wine Advocate”, Robert Parker, USA, 2014

Costers del Gravet (2011):  89p
Peraj Petita (2012): 87p
2 Pajaros (2011): 90p
Cabrida (2012): 91p
Mas Donís Barrica (2012): 94p

“Selection wine tasting”, 2014

Mas Donís negre 2013: 3 stars: very good , silver medal
Mas Tortó 2005: 88p
Cabrida 2012: 85p
2 Pájaros 2012: 86p

Jancis Robinson “Purple Pages”, 2014, by Ferran Centelles

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

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.

“Guía Vinos Imbatibles”, 2014, Spain, David Seijas

Mas Donís negre 2012

“Guía Intervinos” 2014, Spain

Mas Collet 2011, 89p: Vino Muy Bueno

“Guía Proensa de los mejores vinos de España”, 2014, Spain

Cabrida 2011, 98p: Una de las mejores cosechas del mejor tinto de Montsant. Amplio, potente, con muchos matices y mucho carácter; elegante. Equilibrado y con noble fuerza en la boca, fresco, sabroso, expresivo.
Mas Tortó 2011, 93p: Sugestivo, con nervio. Fino carácter frutal (frutas rojas, flores azules) ensalzado por la crianza, tonos balsámicos. Potente, consistente, fresco, sabroso, amplio.
Costers del Gravet 2010, 91p: Complejo y con casta. Le falta pegada pero no finura en nariz, pero se expresa en un gran paso de boca, fresco, fluido, equilibrado, sabroso, amplio, largo.

“LA GUIA de vins de Catalunya”, 2014

Pansal del Calàs 2010, 9.04p: Fresc/ Potent
Mas Donís negre 2012, 9.03p: Fresc/ Orginal/ Llaminer
Mas Picosa negre 2011, 9.00p: Fresc/ Llaminer/ Potent
Cabrida 2010, 9.57p: Llaminer/ Elegant/ Potent
Peraj Ha’abib, Flor de Primavera 2011, 9.48p: Elegant/ Llaminer
Costers del Gravet 2011, 9.10p: Fresc/ Llaminer
Vall del Calàs 2010, 9.01p: Llaminer/ Potent/ Especiat
Mas Collet barrica 2011, 8.97p: Especiat/ Llaminer
Lasendal barrica 2010, 8.69p: Fresc/ Làctic/ Sec
Mas Donís rosat 2012, 8.28p: Fresc/ Llaminer/ Làctic

“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.
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.
Costers del Gravet 2011, 91p Vino Excelente 50%Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% garnacha, 25% Cariñena. Color cereza brilllante. Aroma fruta madura, especias dulces, roble cremoso, mineral. Boca sabroso, frutoso, tostado, taninos maduros.
Lasendal 2012, 89p Vino muy Bueno 85% Garnacha, 15% Syrah Color cereza intenso, borde violáceo. Aroma equilibrado, intensidad media, fruta madura, especias dulces. Boca largo, boca madura, taninos maduros.
Mas Collet 2012, 87p Vino muy Bueno 35% Garnacha, 25% Cariñena, 25% Tempranillo, 15%Cabernet Sauvignon. Color cereza intenso, borde granate. Aroma potente, hierbas secas, fruta madura, fruta confitada. Boca lleno, frutoso, graso.
Mas Donís 2012 86p Vino muy Bueno 80% Garnacha, 20% Syrah. Color cereza, borde violáceo. Aroma equilibrado, fruta madura, hierbas silvestres. Boca sabroso, frutoso, fácil de beber.
Mas Picosa 2012 87p Vino muy Bueno 40% Garnacha, 40% Cariñena, 10% merlot, 10% tempranillo. Color cereza intenso, borde violáceo. Aroma intensidad media, fruta madura, cerrado. Boca estructurado, taninos maduros.
Mas Tortó 2011 91p  Vino Excelente 70% Garnacha, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% merlot, 10% syrah. Color cereza, borde granate. Aroma fruta madura, especiado, roble cremoso, tostado complejo. Boca potente, sabroso, tostado, taninos maduros.
Pansal del Calàs 2010 88p Vino muy Bueno 70% Garnacha, 30% Cariñena. Color borde granate, borde violáceo. Aroma intensidad media, fruta madura, fruta confitada. Boca frutoso, sabroso, equilibrado, buena acidez.
Peraj Ha’abib 2011 93p Vino Excelente 40%Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Garnacha, 20%Cariñena. Color cereza brillante. Aroma fruta madura, especias dulces, roble cremoso, terroso, tostado. Boca sabroso, frutoso, tostado, taninos maduros.
Vall del Calàs 2011 90p Vino Excelente 50% merlot, 35% garnacha, 15% tempranillo. Color cereza muy intenso. Aroma especiado, fruta madura, tostado, especias dulces. Boca potente, buena acidez, amargoso.
Pinot Noir 6/X 90p Vino Excelente 100% Pinot Noir. Color cereza, borde granate. Aroma fruta madura, especiado, roble cremoso, tostado, hierbas de tocador. Boca potente, sabroso, tostado, taninos maduros, elegante.

“Restaurant Wine” newsletter, by Ronn Wiegand, USA 2013

Peraj Petita 2012, ★★★★ EXCELLENT quality:Kosher. Full bodied and quite grapey in character, with blackberry, strawberry, and raspberry fruitiness, with overtones of pepper and oak. Medium long finish. Excellent quality. 55% Garnacha del Pais, 30% Samsó, 15% Tempranillo. Partially aged for 10 months in American and French oak barrels; partially stainless steel aged.
Costers del Gravet 2010, ★★★★+ EXCELLENT quality: Quality single vineyard blends, using Spanish and French varieties. Full bodied, round and complex in character; a wine with good depth of fruit (cassis, cherry jam, with overtones of olive, toast, and tobacco), and a lightly tannic, somewhat oaky finish. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Garnacha, 20% Cariñena. Aged 14 months in French oak barrels, some new.
Vall del Calàs 2010, ★★★★+ EXCELLENT quality:Full bodied and ripely flavored; a Merlot blend has intense fruitiness (blueberry, cherry, red currant), evident oakiness, and a very long, lightly tannic finish. Has spicy, toasty, woody overtones. 65% Merlot, 30% Garnacha, 5% Tempranillo. Aged 13 months in French oak barrels, partially new.
Pansal del Calàs 2010, ★★★★ EXCELLENT quality: Pansal is a sweet, foritfied Grenache- based wine. It is full bodied, concentrated, and medium sweet; a wine with excellent depth and flavor (raspberry jam, plum, blackberry), with toasty overtones. Very long finish. Can be aged. From vines 45 to 85 years old: 70% Garnacha and 30% Carinyena. Aged in 18 to 24 months in French oak barrels.
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.
Peraj Ha’abib, Flor de Primavera 2011, ★★★★+ EXCELLENT quality: Kosher. Excellent: supple, complex, and full bodied, this is a powerful but stylish wine that is smoothly textured and intensely flavored. Very long and mildly tannic finish. It tastes of raspberry jam, blackberry; aniseed, toast, tobacoo, pepper, and plum. 40% Garnacha, 40%Cabernet Sauvignon, 20%Cariñena. Aged 14 months in French oak barrels, both new and one year old.

“Peñin Guide, Top wines from Spain”, Spain, 2013/2014

Cabrida 200991p Colour: deep cherry, granet rim. Nose: wild herbs, ripe fruits, sweet spices. Palate: floavourful, good structure, good acidity.
Costers del Gravet 2010 92p Colour: deep cherry, purple rim. Nose: expressive, red berry notes, ripe fruit, balsamic herbs, sweet spices. Palate: good structure, good acidity, fine bitter notes, round tannins.
Flor de Primavera, Peraj Ha’abib kosher 2010  91p  Colour: cherry, granet rim. Nose: complex, expressive, balaced, ripe fruit, creamy oak. Palate: good structure, flavourfull, full.
Lasendal 2010 90p  Colour: deep cherry, purple rim. Nose: spicy, balsamic herbs, ripe fruit. Palate: correct, ripe fruit, good finish.
Mas Picosa 2011  90p   Colour: cherry, purple rim. Nose: powerfull, ripe fruit, fruit expression. Palate: powerful, flavourful, ripe fruit.
Mas Tortó 2010  91p  Colour: cherry, purple rim. Nose: complex, balanced, ripe fruit, spicy, scrubland. Palate: good structure, flavourful, complex.
Pansal del Calàs 2008  90p  Colour: cherry, garnet rim. Nose: ripe fruit, fruit liqueur notes, dark chocolate, cocoa bean, sweet spices, toasty. Palate: powerful, flavourful, long, balanced.
Vall del Calàs 2009 90p Colour: cherry, garnet rim. Nose: ripe fruit, spicy, creamy oak, complex. Palate: powerful, flavourful, toasty, round tanins.

“Decanter World Wine Awards”, United Kingdom 2013

Lasendal 2011. Commended Medal
Costers del Gravet 2010. Commended Medal

“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”.

Guia Palacio de los mejores vinos Iberoamericanos”, Spain, June 2013

Mas Collet 2011. 92p
Lasendal 2011.  90p
Flor de Primavera (Peraj Ha’abib) 2011. 93+p
Costers del Gravet 2010. 91+p
Vall del Calàs 2010. 94+p
Cabrida 2010. 94p 

“Markus del Monego & Andreas Larsson”, Tasted Journal, 100% Blind Spain, May 2013

Mas Tortó 2010, 94p: Andreas Larssonfresh nose of dark berries, herbs, liquorices, kirsch and subtle oak, very good grip on the palate, juicy and fresh with a bright acidity, layers of dark fruit, nice cassis flavors, well integrated oak, grainy tannin and a very good length. Markus Del Monego, dark purple red with violet hue and black centre. Elegant but expressive nose, mature fruit, discreet spiyness and hints of minerality. On the palate well structured with good weight and length, almost sweet tannins.

“VINOS EXTRAORDINARIOS, Los 100 mejores vinos españoles de todos los tiempos”

Peraj Ha’abib: “VINOS EXTRAORDINARIOS, Los 100 mejores vinos españoles de todos los tiempos”, Lluís Tolosa

“Los 100 mejores vinos por menos de 10€”

Lasendal: “Los 100 mejores vinos por menos de 10€”, Alicia Estrada.

Concours “Grenaches du monde”, França

Cabrida 2010: Medalla de Plata

“Guía Peñín” 2013, José Peñín, España

“Mas Donís rosat 2011”: 88p.  Color frambuesa, brillante. Aroma equilibrado, fruta roja, hierbas de tocador. Boca fruta madura, buena acidez.
“Mas Picosa 2011” 90p Color cereza, borde violáceo. Aroma potente, fruta madura, espresión frutal. Boca potente, sabroso, fruta madura.
“Mas Donís 2011” Vino muy bueno: 86p Color cereza, borde violáceo. Aroma cálido, fruta madura, especiado. Boca buena acidez, amargoso, cálido.
“Costers del Gravet 2010” 92p  Color cereza intenso, borde violáceo. Aroma expresivo, fruta roja, fruta madura, balsámico, especias dulces. Boca estructurado, buena acidez, fino amargor, taninos maduros.
“Flor de Primavera, Peraj Ha’abib, Kosher 2010”  91p. Color cereza, borde granate. Aroma complejo, expresivo, equilibrado, fruta madura, roble cremoso. Boca estructurado, sabroso, lleno.
“Mas Tortó 2010” 91p. Vino excelente. Color cereza, borde violáceo. Aroma complejo, equilibrado, fruta madura, especiado, hierbas de monte. Boca estructurado, sabroso y complejo.
“Lasendal Garnatxa 2010” 90p. Color cereza intenso, borde violáceo. Aroma especiado, balsámico, fruta madura. Boca correcto, fruta madura, cierta persistencia.
“Mas Collet 2010” 88p Color cereza brillante. Aroma fruta madura, especias dulces, expresivo. Boca sabroso, frutoso, tostado, taninos maduros.
“Cabrida 2009” 91p Color cereza, borde granate. Aroma hierbas silvestres, fruta madura, especias dulces. Boca sabroso, estructurado, buena acidez.
“Vall del Calàs 2009”  90p Color cereza, borde granate. Aroma fruta madura, especiado, roble cremoso, complejo. Boca potente, sabroso, tostado, taninos maduros.
“Pansal del Calàs 2008” 90p Color cereza, borde granate. Aroma fruta madura, fruta al licor, chocolate, cacao fino, especias dulces, tostado. Boca potente, sabroso, largo, equilibrado.

“Guía Proensa 2013”, Andrés Proensa, España

“Cabrida ’09”  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.a

“Mas Tortó ’09” 93p  El más opulento de la gama, pero no exento de nervio y frescura. Expresivo y elegante en aromas, equilibrado y potente en la boca, sabroso, amplio, largo.

“Guía Vino ABC” 2013, Juan Fernández- Cuesta, España

“Mas Tortó 2009” 93p Crece con ganas. Liviano en nariz, aromas muy suaves, un toque de barrica, un algo de fruta… Extraordinario en boca, para todos los públicos, suficiente densidad, gran equilibrio, excelencia frutal. Crianza: doce meses en barrica. Variedades: garnacha (70%), cabernet sauvignon, merlot y syrah.

“Peraj Ha’abib 2010” 93p Tiempo de pureza. Elegancia. Finura de aromas. Fruta en boca, naturaleza, equilibrio que reina. Tiempo de un vino kosher. Elaborado bajo la estricta supervisión de un rabino. Un vino grande, un gran vino.

“Pinot Noir 2010, 5/X” 92p Al límite de la máxima elegancia. Toques al fondo de fruta roja, muy fina la barrica. Goce en boca, suavidad, persistencia

“The Wine Advocate”, Robert Parker, USA

“Mas Donís barrica 2010”: 92 (When I was covering all the Spanish wines, this was one of my great value picks in the early days, and I am thrilled to see there are now 8,000 cases of this “baby Priorat” from nearby Montsant available in the American market.)
“Cabrida 2009”: 92+,
“Vall del Calas 2009”: 90,
“Flor de Flor 2007”:94,
“Peraj Ha´abib 2009”: 95p,
“Costers del Gravet´2009”: 91+,
“Pansal del Calas 2008”:92,
“Pansal del Calas 1996”:94,
“Mas Donis Barrica´2009”:89;
“Mas Donis Rosat 2010:88.
“Mas Donis Barrica´2007”:90 (…a wine with remarkable depth and concentration for its humble price…)
“Mas Donis Barrica´2005”:91 (…a great value!),
“Cabrida 2007”:92,
“Vall del Calas 2007”:90,
“Cabrida 2005”:91,
“Cabrida Calissa 2006”: 93p,
“Costers del Gravet´2005”: 89,
“Costers del Gravet´2006”: 90,
“Cabrida 2004”:93,
“Costers del Gravet´2004”:91,
“Mas Donis Barrica´2004”:90 (…an outstanding value!)
“Vall del Calas´04”:90
“Mas Donis Rosat´06”:89 ( excellent value!)
“Cabrida 2001”: 94(… superb purify, tremendous intensity, and a full-bodied, long finish…it delivers tremendous complexity as well as intensity…)
“Mas Donis Barrica´03”:92 (Evocative of a baby Priorat concentrated finish!)
“Cabrida´ 2000”:92 (This sensational efforts offers … pure, long beauty),“Cabrida 1996”:92
“Vall del Calas 2001”:93 (Vall del Calas…a super bargain, …multidimensional mouthfeel…), “Costers del Gravet 2000”:91
“Mas Donis Barrica´2001”:91, “Mas Donis Barrica´2000”:89 (Two of the finest values I have discovered thus far in 2003…)
“Cabrida´98”: 94, “Pansal del Calas´97”:93

“Markus del Monego & Andreas Larsson”, Tasted Journal, 100% Blind Spain, Oct 2012

Peraj Ha’abib, Flor de Primavera 2010;89p : AL- Young, ruby red with a blue rim; clean nose of freshly crushed berries, pepper and clove; the palate is young, rather dense with attractive, pure berry fruit… MDM- Dark, purple red with violet hue and black centre. Very concentrated but closed nose, good structure and balance. On the palate well balanced with medium weight and good length.

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.


“Steven Tanzer, Josh Raynolds”, International Wine Cellar, 19 Sept. 2012

2011 Celler de Capçanes, Mas Picosa de Flor en Flor, D.O. Montsant: (70% garnacha and 30% syrah, aged for six months in stainless steel):  Bright purple.  Assertive aromas of candied dark berries and spicecake, with a zesty mineral topnote.  Juicy, penetrating blackberry and bitter cherry flavors show very good depth and pick up a peppery element with air.  Finishes tangy and long, with resonating spiciness and a hint of candied flowers.90points

2010 Celler de Capçanes, Costers del Gravet, D.O. Montsant: (50% garnacha, 30% cabernet sauvignon and 20% samso, aged for 12 months in new and 2-year-old French oak):  Inky ruby.  Redcurrant, licorice and spicy oak on the nose.  Sappy, focused and pure, offering flavors of bitter cherry, dark chocolate and rhubarb.  Finishes bright and energetic, with harmonious tannins and very good length.91points

“Flüssiges Gold von Paula Bosch”, Genuss, Set 2012

Germany: Pansal del Calàs… a new star in the Spain sweet wine’s history… Celler de Capçanes, nowadays the best cooperative in Spain…

“Yossie’s Corkboard”, May 2012

This week’s newsletter discusses one of my all-time favorite wineries – Capcanes of Spain. Despite much love for this delightful winery, having enjoyed its kosher vintages starting with 1998; I have never dedicated a newsletter to the winery and its history. While many acclaimed non-kosher vineyards around the world make kosher cuvees of certain wines in limited runs, Capcanes is unique in that it was its kosher cuvee that initially put it on the map. Located in the village of Capcanes in Spain’s Montsant region a close neighbor of Spain’s famed Priorat, the Capcanes winery was founded as a cooperative by five local wine-growing families in 1933.

“Juan Fernádez- Cuesta”, Diario ABC, Mayo, 2012, Spain

Vino kosher, pura belleza. Este vino es una maravilla. Es Peraj Ha’abib. Flor de Primavera. Así se llama. Un vino kosher que ha dejado de ser kosher (no soy judío) en el instante que he abierto la botella. Ha perdido su pureza, aunque se mantenga entera. Pura belleza.

“Wine- plus”, Germany

Mas Picosa ECO 2011 84p
Lasendal 2010 85p
Pinot Noir 2010, 5/X  88p
Mas Tortó 2009, vinyes velles  91p
Cabrida 2009, vinyes velles  89p
Mas Picosa 2010, de flor en flor, BIO  84p
Lasendal 2010, garnatxa barrica, 85p
Mas Collet 2009  86p
Costers del Gravet 2009   88p
Vall del Calàs 2009  89p
Mas Donís rosé 2011 84p

“Starwine”, New York, USA

“Mas Donis Barrica´2004”: gold medal!

“The Second Glass”, USA

“M Donis Bar´07:“. big-time wine at low-ball price

“País de vins”, Ago 2012, Spain

Mas Donís rosat 2011 en els vins seleccionats per a l’estiu 2012.

“Fine Cooking”, Doug Frost, Nov 2009, USA

“Mas Donis Barrica´2007”: An incredible bargain from one of Montsant´s top producersl!

“Toronto Life – Spanish Revival”, Jan 2010, Canada

“Mas Donis Barrica´2007”: “..verve and depth…dense and juicy…”91 points!

“The Boston Globe”, april 2010, USA

“Mas Donis Rosat 2009”: Plonk of the month “..ripe, rich style..”

“Wine Spectator”, USA

“Costers del Gravet´01: 90 p, “Cabrida´01: 90 p “At the high end Cabrida rivals much of the output from Priorat and the rest of Spain”

“Flor de Primavera´03”: 90 p

“Winereviewonline”, Michael Apstein, USA

“Capçanes… leading producer in Montsant…one of the best cooperatives in the World…offer excellent value across the board…”

“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”; Mas Donis barrica´08: 89(+?)p; Mas Donis barrica´07: 90p, Cabrida 2005:92p; Mas Donis barrica´06: 90p; Cabrida 2004:92p ,Mas Donis barrica´05: 89p, “Costers del Gravet´05: 90p “Cabrida 2003”:92p; “Pansal del Calas´03: 91p; Mas Donis Barrica´2004:88p; Mas Donis Barrica´98: 88 p (an excellent value!); Costers del Gravet´98:90p (a terrific value!); Cabrida´98: 92p; Mas Donis Barrica´2000:89 p “..this is richer and deeper than a wine at this price has any right to be…Like a baby Priorat wine..”

Daniel Rogov Strat´s Place/Tel Aviv/Israel

“Cabrida´04”: 91 p;“Flor de Flor´07: 92P; Flor de Primavera´09”: 93 p; Flor de Primavera´08”: 91 p; F de Prima.´07”: 91 p; F de Prima.´06”: 91 p; F de Prima´05: 92 p; “F de Prima.´04: 92 p; F de Prima.´00:93+ p; F. de Prima.´98:92 p; F. de Prima.´97:93; Peraj Petita´08/07/´06: 90p

“El Pais, Spain”, 10.7.2011

Los Locos del Vino:  “….son extremistas…no dan un paso atrás…mantienen que el vino es un milagro….Capçanes, que bajo la dirección de Francisco Blanch esta haciendo vinos enormes, impensables en otras cooperativas…”

Wine Magazine“Perswijn”, Netherlands

Costers del gravet 2005:4,5/5 cups;

Cabrida2004: 17 p

Cabrida203: 16,5 p

Flor de Primavera 2003:16,5P

Costers del Gravet:16 p,“Pansal del Calas´03”: 16P“,”Mas Collet´04”:15,5P

“The Wall Street Journal”

“… 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..”

Financial Times, Jancis Robinson/England

Flor de Primavera´06 “Favourite kosher wines:”: 16,5,/20 p “…lots of fruit and structure on the palate and a great deal of future. Real minerally framework. “

”Jancis Robinson ”, England

“…I’ve been meaning to spotlight this exceptional Catalan producer in the hills above Tarragona for ages. Those who have come across its compact, well-made reds will already know their signature …, at such a low price. can taste the same sort of earthy minerality as is evident in all good red Priorat….is very intense, ripe and full…”

“Celler de Capçanes:…is this marvellous producer. ….Think of Celler de Capçanes reds as poor man´s Priorat in an unusual array of styles and none the worse for it….Mas Collet … The beauty of this wine is that it is not like any other. … Costers del Gravet…Mas Donis…All these are wines to be chewed rather than gulped…

Wine-guide “Mondo-Weine der Welt”, Germany

“Cabrida´03”: 93 p “Mas Torto 2003” 92 p; “Costers del Gravet´02”: 90 p;

Vall del Calas´02”: 90 p;“Flor de Primavera´03”: 91 p

“Pansal del Calas´03”: 91 p;“Mas Collet´04”: 89 p

“Cabrida´01”: 92 p “Mas Torto 2001” 93 p; “Costers del Gravet´01”: 90 p;

Vall del Calas´01”: 91 p;“Cabrida´00”: 93 p

Wine-magazine “Vinum”, Germany:

“Cabrida´01”: 17/20 p

Wine-magazine “Unfiltered – VinVino Life”, Germany

“Cabrida´2000”: 93-94 p; “Cabrida´1999”: 92-94 p

Wine-guide “Andres Proensa”, Spain

“Cabrida´05”: 97 p ;“Cabrida´04”: 97 p ”Mas Torto´04”: 93 p

“Cabrida´01”: 97 p”Costers del Gravet´01”: 94 p “Mas Torto´00”:94

Wine Guide “Guia Jose Peñin”, Spain

”Vall d Calas´06: 90p; Cabrida´07:91p; Pansal d Calas´05_92p; Costers del Gravet 06: 91p

“Cabrida´01”:90p;“ Flor de Primavera´01”:91P; “Flor de Primavera ´03”:90P

Wine Behind the label

7th Edition, by David Moore, UK:

One of Spain´s finest co-operatives…it is also among the best in Europe. Flor de Primavera – kosher – has evolved into a splendid blend and the range of reds here is now extensive and very impressive… Among the best wines are two ripe, berry- fruited styles, Mas Collet and Mas Donís, both having a big dollop of Garnacha.

…Mas Tortó and Cabrida, are both massively extracted, dense and powerful reds…very impressive and ageworthly.

All of the wines offer excellent value for money.

The new Spanish wave: “Flor de Primavera”

A selection of great Spanish values: “Mas Tortó”