In a little village nestled in the dramatic rugged hills of the Catalan countryside is Celler de Capcanes. It was into this wild landscape that Jurgen Wagner walked, in the mid-1990s and never left. Entranced by what he found and the potential at the co-operative, he had no option but to stay. Over the last 25 years he has breathed energy into this operation, instilling pride in the natural wealth that is their vineyards. The potential of the diverse terroirs in these vineyards is captured and expressed so clearly in the delicious wines that Anna Rovira, the winemaker and Jurgen together conjure up.
Small plots of old Grenache and Carignan vines (60-85 years old) make up this wine. It’s dark in colour with enormous concentration of ripe seductive fruits like plums, cassis, dark cherries and currants mixed with toast, coffee and mocha. Elegant and smooth with a relatively low sugar level compared to other sweet reds like Banyuls or Port. This means it pairs well with bitter flavours like coffee, nuts, very dark chocolate and mature cheeses…or simply delicious on its own.
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