2016 Celler de Capcanes Potente

Year: 2016
Appellation: Montsant
Country: Spain
Vinous Media: 90
James Suckling: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
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"Bright violet color. Spice-accented red/blue fruits on the nose, along with a suave floral overtone. Lively and incisive on the palate, offering mineral-inflected boysenberry and raspberry flavors that show a Pinot-like light touch. Silky tannins add subtle grip to the finish, which leaves a zesty red berry note behind." (VM)

"Very attractive nose of black cherries, sage and chocolate. Ripe and generous with nice, warm tannins that fill out the full body very nicely. Long and very harmonious finish. Drink or hold." (JS)

Winery Notes:
From the venerable Celler Capcanes, which you may recall from their Mas Donis, comes this fantastic bargain. Hand harvested of Garnacha, Cariñena (Samsó), Syrah and Merlot grapes from the Capçanes highest mountain vineyards. Up to 50 years old vines at an altitude of 150-450 meters. The grapes were destemmed, fermented and macerated for several weeks in cement tanks. Then the wine was aged for 9 months in new up to five years old French and American oak barrels.Wild red and black berry flavors, cherry, spices and crushed rocks. A serious wine at an extremely friendly price. Some pairing suggestions from the winery: Chili con carne, barbecued beef with dry marinade, duck salad with strawberries, filet mignon with peppercorn sauce, mixed grill of beef, sausage and chicken, rib-eye steak with parmesan and salad, moussaka.