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Celler de Capcanes Costers del Gravet 2009

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Winemaker Notes

Capcanes Costers del Gravet is a deep red ruby color. The wine has complex aromas of ripe cherry fruit, plums, small black berries, and vanilla. There are smoky, toasty oak flavors as well. It is full bodied, with soft tannins, and a wonderful fresh acidity. It's ripe but not overripe and has a good, lengthy finish.

A perfect match for game, beef, BBQ, stew, cheeses, or any toasty, smoky, wild and herb flavors.

Blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Garnacha, 10% Cariñena

Critical Acclaim

RP 91
The Wine Advocate

The 2009 Costers del Gravet is made up of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Garnacha, and 10% Carinena aged for 12 months in new and used French oak. Opaque purple in color, it gives up an inviting nose of wood smoke, mineral, exotic spices, black currant, and plum. In the glass the wine's density and structure are revealed along with loads of chewy, spicy black fruits, plenty of volume, impeccable balance, and a fruit-filled finish, quite an achievement for a $20 wine.
Rating: 91+

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Celler de Capcanes

Celler de Capcanes

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Celler de Capcanes, , Spain
Celler de Capcanes
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 itself.

Viticulture
At Capcanes, the altitude ranges from 300 meters to 700 meters, and natural rainfalls is low at around 450 mm. The average temperature in this Mediterranean region is around 15 C and rises to 35 C in the summer. Soil in the lower vineyards is deep, rich and fertile; the higher vineyards and all the terraces are on poor, mineral , stony soils with a granite or slate base. Under the guidance of the two winemakers, Angel Teixado and Antoni Alcover, owner/winemaker of Fra Fulco. Capcanes has progressed to a level of serious quality among Spanish reds, and offers tremendous value.

Vinification
New cellars were built to accommodate new temperature controlled stainless fermentation tanks and 600 new oak barrels, of which about 30% are French. Along with the introduction of a new bottling line, the packaging has been updated, reflecting the new breed of wine produced at Capcanes.

SWS63198_2009 Item# 118202

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