Huguet de Can Feixes

Can Feixes Negre Selecció – 2021

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.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Estate vineyards in foothills of upper Pènedes region, Alt Pènedes, D.O. Pènedes, Cataluña.

  • Altitude: over 1400 feet
  • Soils: Limestone and gravel
  • Vine Age: 60+ years
  • Vine Training Systems: Goblet & Cordon-Royat
Harvest Notes
  • Stormy winter with low temperatures
  • Cool and dry spring followed by warm June w/needed rain
  • Hot summer with early rain in September
  • Slow ripening developed flavors
  • Hand harvested with careful berry selection in vineyard and at sorting table
  • Maceration and fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks
  • Aged 3 months in 225 liter oak barrels
  • Bottle aged at least 6 months before release
Winemaker's Notes

Juicy yet mineral with hints of tobacco, leading to a lingering fresh plum and cherry finish. A lighter-bodied, smoother, fresher, and livelier red to enjoy now.

Wine Summary

70% Tempranillo, 30% Merlot; alcohol: 13%; vineyards in Alt Pènedes over 1400 feet; 60 year old vines planted in limestone and gravel soils; berries hand selected both in vineyard and at sorting table; maceration and fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks; aged 3 months in 225 liter oak barrels; bottle aged at least 6 months before release.

Technical Information
  • 70% Tempranillo, 30% Merlot
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Total Acidity: 4.7 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 0.5 g/l
  • Total SO2: 40 mg/l
  • Certified organic grapes by CCPAE – Consell Català de la Producció Agrària Ecològica Spain

Reviews

90 Points

BEST BUY

Aromas of raspberry, milk chocolate and violet talc prep the palate for pomegranate, cranberry, mocha, orange zest and jasmine flavors. Brilliant acidity and opulent tannins wind down to a finish marked with a hint of black pepper.

Wine Enthusiast, July, 2024

General Info

COUNTRY SPAIN
REGION Catalonia/Cataluna
APPELLATION D.O. Penedes/Corpinnat
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.”