Montsant, Capçanes "Peraj Petita", Kosher
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Montsant, Capçanes "Peraj Petita", Kosher - 2022

Item # 19632 750mL

A unique blend of Garnacha, Cariñena, and Tempranillo. This full-bodied wine has chewy tannins and a strong, leathery, rustic spine with traces of eucalyptus aromas. Although modern in style, the earthy scents, and creamy finish are typical of Spanish wine. Although not originally a Kosher wine-producing facility, in 1995 the Jewish community of Barcelona asked Capçanes if they could produce a kosher wine. This demanded the installation of new equipment allowing the winemakers to identify, isolate, and vinify under controlled “Lo Mevushal” conditions small parcels of high quality fruit. The result is undeniably some of the highest quality kosher reds coming from Spain. Kosher for Passover.

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Tucked away in the hills behind Tarragona lies the small village of Capçanes. Although viticulture here dates to the 13th century, in 1933 five local families banded together to form the coop Celler de Capçanes, and together they've kept their winemaking traditions alive. Kosher since 1995, the winery operates under the supervision of the Orthodox Union. Made from a blend of Garnacha, Cariñena,and Tempranillo (some from very old vines) this wine comes in both mevushal and non-mevushal versions (see back label). Both are fantastic, with the non-mevushal showing bright cranberry and earthiness and the mevushal more dark fruit and soft plums. As there is some sediment, decanting is recommended.




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