Huguet de Can Feixes

Can Feixes Negre Selecció – 2019

Region: Spain - Cataluña

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.

Reviews

90 Points

The juicy and fruit-driven red 2019 Negre Selecció was produced with a selection of their vines, mostly Tempranillo with some Merlot and Pinot Noir (4%). It has good ripeness in a very good and ripe vintage, when the wine achieved a 14% alcohol that goes unnoticed, as the wine has very good balance and superb freshness. It’s a very honest young red wine. It spent three months in 225-liter oak barrels and six months in stainless steel but feels like an unoaked red. 2022 – 2025

Can Feixes is the family property of the Huguet family. They have 80 hectares of vineyards and produce 200,000 bottles of wine. I’ve always liked the purity and transparency of these wines. All of the wines are certified organic and have been for a long time, as even the 2013 I tasted had the organic seal.

© Wine Advocate, September, 2022