Celler de Capcanes – 6/06/2012

Mas Donis Rosat 2011 (saignee, 8 days skin contact, 15% free run juice taken, garnacha, cabernet merlot)
Very bright quite dark cherry colour. Dark savoury fruit aromas, slightly spicy. Fresh fruit-driven bright, clean finish. Some fruit sweetness (4g RS/L), red cherry, strawberry, vibrant. Slightly floral notes. Quite simple and inelegant wine, easy to drink.

Mas Picosa 2010 (organic certified, growers handling chemicals hence shift away from, garnacha, carignan, tempranillo)
Dark cherry fruits, quite bold florals, intense but wonderfully fresh, very clean and pure, excellent fruit and acid structure, minimal tannins quite open and mentholly, balanced, juicy and drinkable.

Costers del Gravet 2009 (50% cabernet sauvignon, 30% garnacha, 20% carignan)
Deep ruby aromas, black forest fruits, cassis notes, fairly cabernet dominant on the nose. Tight focused cabernet tannins, leather, stalky, roasted capsicums, juicy dark fruits and plummy sweetness. Quite fresh and vibrant for a cabernet led wine in a climate like this.

Peraj Ha’abib 2010 (kosher wine)
Reductive but very intense nose, quite powerful and sharp, bold and piercing. Quite savoury earthy meaty nose, intense red fruits. Very finely balanced, elegant and long, very full and complete, soft velvety very long and complex, some savoury spice notes and sweet herb notes, bold powerful and youthful, fantastic wine from the vintage. Drinkable now but will evolve quite slowly over the next 10 years. Very very subtle oak characters late on the palate, a little oak sweetness.

The wines and soil profiles they come from in Celler de Capcanes

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