Huguet de Can Feixes
The historic Can Feixes Estate is situated on gravely slopes nestled over 1400 feet above sea level in an incomparable setting on the slopes of the famous Montserrat pinnacle, which forms Penedès northern boundary in the Upper Penedès wine region of Barcelona. Can Feixes forms an ecological environment where different crops and varied vegetation interact in perfect symbiosis between the cultivated and wildlands, reflecting the best expression of biodiversity in agriculture. For the Huguet family, respect and protection of the environment are considered integral elements of quality wines.
These are the farthest Penedès vineyards from the Mediterranean with, at times, extreme continental temperature variation. The drier climate is conducive to grape health. The altitude and mountain terrain constitute the tiny viticultural home of the Parellada variety, locally known as Montonec (“grape of the mountain”). The soil is chalk, clay and quite rocky with a capacity to retain water. The combination of climate and soil result in lower yields and grapes of exceptional quality. Recognized as one of the region’s Corpinnat vineyards, Can Feixes retains only the most exceptional grapes, and subsequently the very best wines for production under the family label.
Estate vineyards in foothills of upper Pènedes region, Alt Pènedes, D.O. Pènedes, Cataluña.
- Altitude: 1400+ feet – highest vineyard in region
- Soil: Limestone and minerally gravel
- Vine Age: 60+ years
- Vine Training Systems: Goblet & Cordon-Royat
- Hand harvested with careful berry selection
- Second sorting at winery
- Destemmed; free run juice from gentle pneumatic pressing
- Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks
- Aged 12 months in 225 liter, used French oak barrels
- Bottle aged 6 years in subterranean cellar
This ‘Reserva’ style wine features balsamic aromas combined with dried Mediterranean herbs. A full, round palate with dark fruit flavors and soft, integrated tannins, leading to a complex and satisfying, persistent finish. A concentrated wine with soft, ripe tannins, the Petit Verdot contributes noticable complexity.
45% Ull de llebre (Tempranillo), 26% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot; alcohol: 14.5%; highest estate vineyards at 1400+ feet in Alt Pènedes, D.O. Pènedes; limestone and minerally gravel soils; vines over 60 years; hand harvested with 2 sorting passes; fermented in stainless steel tanks; aged 12 months in used 225 liter French oak barrels; bottle aged 6 years in cellar; Certified Organic grapes by CCPAE – Consell Català de la Producció Agrària Ecològica.
- 45% Ull de llebre (Tempranillo), 26% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- Certified Organic grapes by CCPAE – Consell Català de la Producció Agrària Ecològica
|PROPRIETORS||Founded by Don Jaime Feixes, acquired by the Huguet family in 1945|
|FOUNDED||1768 with continuous production since 1690|
|WINEMAKER||Josep Maria Huguet|
|ANNUAL PRODUCTION||6,000 9L cases|
|FARMING (SUSTAINABLE, ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC)||100% organic – CCPAE (Consell Català de la Producció Agrària Ecològica), sustainable aglriculture, 100% estate grown. One of 9 members of Corpinnat “born in the heart of the Penedes.”|