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. 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 simply outstanding with singular old vines Grenache, and wines from typically French varietals including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah. 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.
“Located in Montsant, the southern-most region of Catalunya, Celler de Capcanes is renowned for their premium Kosher wines. While they only amount to a small percentage of their production, adhering to the Kosher rules made them switch to organic viticulture and taking a new look at their entire production process. The result is wines full of character of outstanding harmony and elegance.”