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Celler de Capçanes Peraj Petita

The Experience

Drink When...
Setting the bar high
Listen To...
Quality Control by Jurassic 5
Think About...
Standards
Drink With...
Patatas bravas with slow cooked beef

The Oddbins Take

Made under the strict supervision of the Rabbi of Barcelona, this Garnacha-heavy blend from Celler de Capcanes sets the bar somewhat for kosher wines. It is packed full of juicy red and black berry flavors with an appealing earthy, toastiness on the finish. All we’re saying is, if this is the quality that you get when supervised by the Rabbi of Barcelona then we propose Rabbi supervision of all wines. Of course, a lot of talent and experience from the winemakers at Celler de Capçanes probably helped too.

The Vital Statistics

Country
Spain
Region
Catalunya
Classification
DO Montsant
Vintage
2012
Drink
Best Drunk Now & Over the Next 4 Years
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
2.9 g/l
14.5%
Alcohol Units
10.5

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The Style

Grape
Grenache/Garnacha (54%), Cariñena (30%), Tempranillo (15%)
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

Notable Features

  • Kosher

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A lot of talent and knowledge has gone in to making this unique Garnacha blend. Celler Capcanes are leading the way for kosher wine making.

Celler de Capcanes is an historic winery, situated 100 miles south-west of Barcelona, with hundreds of years of experience in wine-making. Before the Phylloxera out-break in the 19th Century, Capcanes grew vast amounts of vines but, as you might imagine, only 20% of those vines were replanted after the attack. In 1933, Capcanes was re-established as a co-operative with five families coming together to produce large quantities of wine to be sold at competitive prices. In 1995, Capcanes was approached by the Jewish community of Barcelona to make a Kosher wine; this meant that the winery would need all new equipment in order to vinify under "Lo Mebushal" conditions. The Kosher wine was produced from small parcels of high quality fruit; it was a huge success and paved the way for more wines of this standard, not only Kosher. In 1998, it was decided that all of the villages grapes would be processed at the co-operative, this enabled even higher quantities of wine to be produced which means that now the winery boasts the ability to produce vast amounts of competitively priced wine as well as smaller amounts of high quality wine.

The region of Catalunya has vines which are up to 100 years old and wine has been produced there since the Middle-ages. In Catalunya is the famous sub-region Priorat and neighbouring with Priorat is Capcanes. At Capcanes grapes are harvested from low yielding bush vines of indigenous grapes, such as, Garnacha, Cariñena and Tempranillo. They are famed for their production of high quality kosher wines, which are made under the strict supervision of the Rabbi of Barcelona.

The grapes are vinified together in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, the maceration lasts for 12 days and the wine is allowed to undergo malo-lactic fermentation. 50% of the wine is aged in stainless steel tanks and 50% in lightly toasted, new, American and French oak barrels. The aging process lasts for 10 months. The wines are then blended and aged for a further three months in tanks before bottling.

This medium, bright ruby red has ripe red cherry aromas. There are lots of fresh redcurrant and blackcurrant flavours underlined by a definite earthy minerality. It has a supple, elegant sweetness. The typical Garnacha fruitiness shines through but there are hints of tempranillo flora and toastiness from the oak on the finish. This wine is extremely approachable and would compliment numerous dishes from beef to moussaka; a perfect tapas wine.


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