Celler de Capcanes

Spain

On the cusp of the noble wine regions of Priorat and Montsant, Celler de Capcanes offers an alluring dimension of Catalan wine making.

Begun as a co-operative in the 1930s when five families got together to vinify all the wine of this Priorat-area village, the Celler de Capcanes drew the attention of the wine world in the early nineties when they started to produce premium Kosher wines for the Jewish community in Barcelona. Today, the Kosher wines, while still very important for the entire winery and village, represent a small percentage of the overall production. The rest of the wines are not Kosher, just simply outstanding with singular old vines Grenache, and wines from typically French varietals including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah. The quality of wines produced by Celler de Capcanes with the overwhelming positive international reaction played a huge part in Montsant receiving the DO status in 2001.

Celler de Capcanes brings to the enotri family wines of outstanding value. These begin with an exceptional terroir ranging from 150m to 600m above sea level, with highly concentrated deposits of granite, slate, and clay. Today, 68 winegrowers work this bounty of nature, and their fruit of exceptional quality and fidelity to the soil is crafted by a very talented winemaking team consisting of Anna Rovira and Jürgen Wagner.

Wines

Mas Donis White · Profile

A very attractive blend of 70% Grenache Blanc and 30% Macabeu. Grapes are harvested by hand from low yielding bush vines. Both varieties are fermented together in temperature controlled steel tanks, resulting in a fresh wine with a pleasant acidity and seductive, exotic fruit flavours dominated by peach, mango, pear, and a hint of banana.

SKU 827381

Mas Donis White · Pairing

This wine pairs well with salads, risotto, seafood, grilled fish and chicken.

Mas Donis Rosé · Profile

A field of vibrant red fruits like strawberries and raspberries with hints of herbs and spice – a year-round pleasure.

 

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Mas Donis Rosé · Pairing

An ideal wine to relive memories of a sun-filled trip to Spain.

A very versatile partner to salads, seafood, fish, and grilled meat dishes.

 

Mas Donis Red · Profile

A wonderful all-purpose red for the summer – pure fruit seduction and charm.

 

SKU 773573

Mas Donis Red · Pairing

Great to enjoy with friends in the backyard on a summer evening.

Pair with grilled meats, red sauce pasta dishes, and cedar-planked fish.

 

Costers del Gravet · Profile

A wine of impeccable balance, structure and density – loads of spicy black fruit and a long finish.

 

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Costers del Gravet · Pairing

The ideal companion to a romantic and special occasion dinner.

A great wine to enjoy with Alberta farm-bred beef, grilled or roasted.

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Mas Collet Selecció · Profile

The Collet vineyard is one of the highest sites in Capcanes. It offers a beautiful and unobstructed view of many of the Capcanes Montsant vineyards, which inspired the idea for the name of this wine. Mas Collet Selecció is a careful selection of several vineyards in the surrounding area with the idea to create a cuvée that best typifies the robust yet approachable character of Montsant with prominent notes of black fruit. Two of the region’s main grape varieties – Garnatxa and Samso – are the foundation and backbone with Cabernet Sauvignon adding beautiful structural nuances. A very versatile and delightful wine with ripe tannins and added complexity through barrel aging.

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Mas Collet Selecció · Pairing

This wine can be paired with a vast variety of flavourful dishes, both from the traditional Catalan cuisine but also many international favourites such as pizza, red sauce pasta, bruschetta, ratatouille. It stands up well to roasted leg of lamb, game dishes, casseroles, and grilled fish.

La Nit de les Garnatxes: Limestone · Profile

The Grenache grapes for this wine grow on 100% ground limestone, which is a soil with a lower acidity. It has an intense cherry colour and a beautiful big fruity bouquet. It is complex, weighty, and balanced on the palate with an easy acidity and freshness. It has a lingering finish with flavours of fresh berry.

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La Nit de les Garnatxes: Limestone · Pairing

A versatile wine that pairs best with mild dishes. Grilled fish and roasted meats work beautifully with this engaging Grenache. Delightful with simple appetizers for a relaxed cocktail party, book club, or a casual get together with friends.

La Nit de les Garnatxes: Slate · Profile

The grapes for this Grenache are grown on 100% slate, delivering a powerful wine with a bright cherry colour and a big fruity bouquet. Aromas of delicious red apple, strawberry, prune, and floral hints are complemented by minerality and balsamic undertones. The palate is complex and well balanced with ripe berry notes and good acidity. We recommend to decant this wine for best expression of its power.

SKU 781934

La Nit de les Garnatxes: Slate · Pairing

To balance the power of this wine we suggest to pair it complex, rich dishes such as grilled salmon, steak, grilled chicken, fire roasted peppers, and feta pizza. For a casual gathering short rib crostini with cambozola cheese and cherry jam.