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Characteristics of X Pinot Noir de Capçanes
X Pinot Noir de Capçanes is a red wine produced by the Celler de Capçanes winery in Montsant. Celler de Capçanes is a wine cooperative of farmers in the small town of Capçanes, founded in 1933.
Initially the cooperative was devoted to the development of bulk wines until the early 90s when the winemaker Angel Teixidó began to produce wines aged in oak, developing a better quality. X Pinot Noir is, as its name suggests, a single varietal Pinot Noir.
The grapes come from vineyards planted in 2002 at an altitude of 500 metres above sea level. Soils are composed of calcium carbonate and a variety of clays. The harvest is done manually. The clusters are selected on tables and destemmed before starting the fermentation, which occurs at a controlled temperature of 25-30°C with indigenous yeasts. Once the fermentation is complete, maceration takes place over a period of 15 days in open French oak barrels.
X Pinot Noir de Capçanes spends 12 months aging in new French oak barrels of 300 litres. A subtle red wine, a fresh and delicate Montsant.
Serve at 15ºC
White roasted meat, Complex salads, Grilled turkey, Veal round, Red meat with sauce, Rice with meat, Roasted turkey, Duck, Iberian ham
SightCherry red with purple hues.NoseA delicate nose. Red fruit with black fruit jam. Fresh. Fine aromas of withered flowers, snuff together with spicy and toasty notes on a soft mineral background.TasteA very nice wine in the mouth. Fresh, tasty, fruity, silky and delicate. Excellent acidity, a spicy finish and medium persistence.
SightA dark red pictoa colour with violent reflections. Bright aspect.NoseOn the nose it is elegant with a clear protagonist of fresh and juicy fruits of the forest with herbaceous notes. The spicy notes also appear and toasted nuances that remain in the background. A soft mineral background.TasteThis wine is enticing, fresh, silky and tasty. There is an excellent acidity. A finish that is spicy and a medium persistence.
SightVery dark and brigth, deep cherry colour with purple reflections and thin tears.NoseWine with an elegant varietal expression and intense notes of fresh and juicy wild fruit mixed with subtle grassy hints. When it opens up, very nice creamy spices are noticed along with noble toasted notes which stay in the background. Its soft mineral notes form a delicate background.TasteThe Pinot Noir Capçanes is a very embracing, very silky and tasty Spanish wine. Its freshness is noticed all the palate long. Dry and soft, intense but not powerful wine. Excellent acidity and a good finish reminiscent of very pleasant spicy sensation with a medium persistence.
Fresh, joyful and elegant expression of the Pinot Noir.
SightIntense and dark maroon colour. Bright wine with plenty of thin tears.NoseVery fresh, marked varietal aromas. From the beginning, the fresh notes of red fruit and typical wild berries are released along with spicy and herbal notes and intense balsamic and creamy aromas. When it opens up, good toasted notes are felt along with a subtle mineral touch, which stays in the background.TasteEmbracing attack and a very silky, dry, very fresh and tasty mid palate. The expressive notes of fruit are felt again in the mouth along with its lively and pleasant acidity. In the background, a touch of spices and creamy toasted notes are noticed. Polished tannins and a good finish that leaves a spicy aftertaste.
For many Catalan winemakers, the DO Catalunya is one of their best weapons for marketing their wines to the international market, since the image of their wine is significantly enhanced by a ‘Denominación de Origen’, which can certify a wines origin and quality. One of the initial positive effects is the fact that great wines are associated with a larger geographic area within the peninsula, in the same way as the Bordeaux region in France. For many producers, the DO Catalunya is a clear sign of the regions commitment towards a model of quality. This is especially beneficial for Catalan wines that previously did not come under another ‘Denominación de Origen’.
We can say that today Celler de Capçanes is an exemplary cooperative and a solid project. Vibrant and in constant progress, where they always advocate for research and development, carrying out different projects, especially with the Red Grenache variety. Their collection of wines Nits de Garnachas, clearly represent the soils where they are from and the emotions of those who work the land and produce the wine.