Capcanes Costers del Gravet 2001

Red Blends from Spain

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Item No. 84267
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    Winemaker's Notes

    A blend of old vine red wine varieties (50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Grenache, 20% Carignane) this is lush, intense, spicy, and delicious. Amazing value.

    "...Satisfyingly mouthfilling wine, finishing with very good length and substantial ripe tannins..."
    International Wine Cellar

    Nowadays, Capcanes has 250 hectares of vineyards of which about half is devoted to Garnacha; Carinena accounts for 20%, and the balance is made up of Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah. The vineyards range in altitude from 150 meters at the bottom of the valley to nearly 550 meters fro the highest terraces where the oldest Garnacha vines grow. Soil in the lower vineyards is deep and rich and fertile, while the higher vineyards are on minerally soil on top of a granite or slate base.

    The difference in altitude, terroir, and the wide varieties of grapes means that harvesting the fruit can last a full two months. Each vineyard is harvested separately at its precise moment of optimum ripeness and each parcel is vinified separately, as well.

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    Learn About Capcanes Map ItMap It

    High up in the hill, roughly 30 miles inland from Tarragona and 100 miles to the south of Barcelona, lies the village of Capcanes, in the sub-zone of the Tarragona DO called Falset. Essentially, this sub-zone is continuous with the Priorat DO, and the wines from this area have more in common with the wines of Priorato than they do with those from the plains around Tarrragano...

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    Learn About Other Spain

    The third largest country in production, Spain ranks first in land under vine. Diversity and innovation are the key factors bringing Spain back into the world wine market. The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino...

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    Learn About Other Red Blends

    Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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