Bright and vibrant, medium red colored; charming, fresh and seductive aromas of ripe cherries and red berries along with the floral nuances of roses and wild herbs. Complex but fine and sophisticated, perfumed. In mouth full-bodied, complex, almost eccentric and seductive spirit. It is subtle, aristocratic, introverted and unique much like great Burgundies and Northern Rhone Hermitage! The oak ageing perfectly provided the additional aromatic layers of delicately roasted coffee and a toasted/smoky note. The mouth texture is intense and viscous due to its high natural glycerin level however it‘s still nicely fresh and vibrant with lively acidity, a delicate sweetness and great mouth feel. Aftertaste shows a substantial, but never aggressive crispy tannin structure which will allow this wine to age perfectly over the next 15 years. Very good lenght, an explosive aftertaste and fine red fruit which come through full and elegantly!
Prior to Phylloxera at the turn of the 19th century was very densely planted but after the devastation caused by this insect only about 1/5th of the original vineyards was replanted predominantly with Garnacha which was the popular grape variety. Some of those vineyards, approaching 100 years old, still exist and are in production although yields are low.
To compete in the wine market change was needed and in 1933 five families from the village collaborated to establish a Cooperative that would handle large quantities of grapes economically and efficiently. The foundation of the Cooperative led to a change in the commercial prospects for Capçanes; suddenly they could offer large volumes of wine at competitive prices for bulk sales. The cooperative processed the village´s production and the wine was sold off in bulk until 1980 when they started to sell their grapes off prior to fermentation. This state of affairs continued until 1998 when the decision was taken to process all the village´s grapes at the cooperative.