GRAPE: Garnacha, Cariñena (Samsó), Syrah, Merlot.
APPELLATION: Montsant DO.
VINIFICATION: Hand harvested of Garnacha, Cariñena (Samsó), Syrah and Merlot grapes from the Capçanes highest mountain vinyards.
Up to 50 years old vines at an altitude of 150-450meters. 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, 300l
TASTING NOTES: Impressive purity wine that reveals vivacity and depth. Wild red and black berry flavors, cherry, spices and crushed rocks. A serious wine at an extremely friendly price.
FOOD PAIRING: 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.
95 points by wine critic Carolyn Hammond Evans “The Toronto Star” Canada, Vintage 2018.
92 Points by Wine Enthusiast, Vintage 2018.
91 Points by Wine&Spirits, Vintage 2018.
93 Points by James Suckling, Vintage 2016.
90 Points by Vinous, Josh Raynolds; Vintage 2016.
Eva López met Capçanes viticultors in Montsant area and from the beginning she knew she had found people who really produce wines true to their origins using indigenous grape varieties.. Capçanes is located 100 miles southwest of Barcelona, 20 miles inland from the Mediterranean sea, is the heart of a long wine growing history dating back to the middle ages.
She made the decision to develop POTENTE project in this incredible area in Catalonia making a blend of garnacha, merlot, samsó & syrah that shows the truth of the typicality and elegance of this area created by small plots, hard inclinations and sustainable agriculture in the typical terraces. Neal Martin said once “If Priorat is Pauillac then Montsant is Margaux”.