Francesc Capafons and Monserrat Ossó married in the late 1960s, merging their family names and historic vineyards. The Capafons family has made wine in Priorat for over five generations, and now produces balanced, expressive wines from the Mas de Masos vineyard in Priorat and the Masia Esplanes vineyard in Montsant. Señor Capafons considers his vineyards “natural laboratories” and strives to maintain equilibrium between his land and nature.
“Sirsell,” the Catalan word for a grapevine tendril, is a smooth, single-vineyard wine produced from Capafons-Ossó’s Mas de l’Amoros, or the “Lovers’ Land”, estate. Though the five grape varieties grown in this vineyard (Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cariñena, Merlot and Syrah) are characteristic of those cultivated in the D.O.Q. Priorat, the estate’s vast quantity of native, aromatic herbs that grow between their vines assist in providing this wine with a very unique taste profile. Deep purple in color with a ruby-red rim, this well-balanced wine has subtle aromas of milk chocolate, fresh berries, black licorice and Mediterranean forest floor. In the mouth, the wine is round and polished, with a boundless finish that invites one to take another taste. The 2008 Sirsell is a wine that can be enjoyed by the glass or when paired with most any kind of food, and is meant to drink now or age up to 15 years. The estate recommends drinking this wine slightly chilled, around 60-65°F..
Grape Varieties: 35% Garnacha pais, 26% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Carinena and 5% Syrah