Profile of Capafons-Ossó

This super winery has vineyards from both Priorat and the nearby appellation of Montsant, named after the Montsant Mountains. Run by the very, very charming Francesc Capafons, this tiny boutique winery is swiftly making a name for themselves. Prices have remained firmly rooted on planet earth (some other wines from Priorat have started to fetch rather ridiculous prices) and this winemaking family is sincerely dedicated to quality. Francesc has an amazing sense of humor and vitality and he will convert you to Priorat and Montsant wines, in case you already weren’t! The Capafons family have been working the vineyards wine in the region for literally 5 generations, and the next logical step was winemaking. The cellars are state of the art (obviously with the best French oak and stainless steel tanks for hygiene control), but they still practice age-old techniques such as clarifying the wine with egg whites.

The estate “Mas de Masos” is a located in a truly beautiful area with its own unique microclimate. The terroir of Montsant is drastically different to the terroir of Priorat. Priorat is known for its slate-like soils (called “Llicorella”), vineyard slopes reminiscent of the Douro, microscopic yields and old vines. Montsant is defined by its bright red clay enriched soils, and old vine Grenache as well. The Capafons vineyards are actually integrated with forest and natural areas full of wildflowers, poppies, and pine trees, which effectively keeps the natural ecosystem in balance. The flavor of the wines is certainly influenced by the minerally soils and the abundance of wild herbs. Capafons, like many of the wineries in Priorat and Montsant, are practically organic (without calling themselves as such). Their viticulture practices are as ecological as possible. Capafons, for example, use no herbicides. The resulting wines are powerful (all of the wines in this region top 13-14%) yet elegantly complex.

“Our family tradition is to produce wine with care and love and we hope this transmits when you taste our wines.”- Francesc Capafons.

Wines produced

  • Masia Esplanes

    DO Montsant. Dry Red. Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Garnacha Negra (Grenache) and Syrah. 12 months ageing in American and French oak. 13.5% alc. Clarified with egg whites. Approx. 18.000 bottles made.

  • Vessants

    DO Montsant. Dry Red. Blend of Merlot, Garnatxa Negra, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Carinyena grape varieties. 10 months ageing in American and French oak. 6 additional months in bottle before release. 14% alc. Clarified with egg whites. Approx. 17.000 bottles made.

  • Roigenc

    DO Montsant. Dry Rosé. 100% Syrah, bright pink color. 8 hour maceration period, this is a "big" Rosé, with 13.5% alc. The grapes come from the single vineyard Roigenc.

  • Mas de Masos

    DO Priorat. Dry Red. Huge wine. Blend of Garnatxa Peluda, Garnatxa Pais, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carinyena grapes. 12 months in French Allier oak barrels. 14,7%vol. Decant. Dry Red. Huge wine. Blend of Garnatxa Peluda, Garnatxa Pais, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carinyena grapes. 12 months in French Allier oak barrels. 14,7%vol. Decant.

  • Masos D'En Cubells

    DO Priorat. Dry Red. Made with a blend of Garnacha Negra, Carinyena, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah grapes. New style of Priorat wine, first vintage was in 2000. Aged for 13 months in French Allier barriques. 14,2%vol.

  • Enllac

    DO Priorat. Dry White. One of the flagship Priorat whites. Made with Viognier and Garnaxa Blanca. 6 months in French and American oak. The color is vibrant gold, this is a major food wine and clocks in at over 14% alc.

Winery details

Capafons-Ossó

Carrer del Bosquet
43730 Falset
Tarragona
Tel +34 977 831 201
Fax +34 977 831 367

Appellation
Priorat/Montsant
Founded
1992
Area under vine
14 Hectares
Oak barrel origin
Primarily French oak, small amounts of American oak
Winemaker
Francesc Xavier Capafons and Toni Coca
Owner
Francesc Capafons and Montserrat Ossó
Grape varietals
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot , Garnatxa Negra (Garnacha Tinta/ Grenache Noir), Garnatxa Peluda, Garnatxa Pais, Syrah and Carinyena (Cariñena/ Carignan), Garnatxa Blanca (Garnacha Blanca, Grenache Blanc), and Viognier

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