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Huguet de Can Feixes

Can Feixes Negre Selecció 2016

Price: $19.00 (average US retail)
Size: 750ml
Winery: Huguet de Can Feixes
Vintage Year: 2016
Country: Spain
Region: Cataluña
Appellation: D.O. Penedès

TASTING NOTES

70% Tempranillo and 30% Merlot from selected fruit-forward lots, aged six months in used French and Amercian oak. Juicy yet mineral with hints of tobacco, and a lingering fresh plum and cherry finish.

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PRESS

Can Feixes Negre Selecció (2017) - "The 2017 Negre Selecció matured in third and fourth use barrels for six months and has a forward and creamy profile. It's a blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Merlot, with a clean and classical profile, showing good integration of fruit and oak. It's quite pleasant, with the dominant characteristics from the Tempranillo softened by the Merlot. They limit yields to achieve wines with good ripeness while maintaining the freshness. 31,874 bottles produced."

89 Points
Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate, Aug 30, 2019

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Can Feixes Negre Selecció (2016) - "Deep, bright-rimmed ruby. Spice-accented dark berry, cherry pit and floral scents are enlivened by a smoky, mineral nuance. Sweet and focused on the palate, offering sappy blackberry and cherry flavors that firm up slowly on the back half. Shows repeating florality on a persistent, youthfully tannic finish that leaves behind candied rose and licorice notes."

90 Points
Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Apr 25, 2019

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Can Feixes Negre Selecció (2016) - "This lively red offers bright cherry and red plum flavors, backed by savory notes of black olive, smoke and loamy earth. Racy acidity gives structure, with light tannins adding backbone."

88 Points
Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator, Jun 1, 2019

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Can Feixes Negre Selecció (2015) - "Brilliant ruby. Pungent cherry, blackberry and floral scents pick up cracked pepper and smoky mineral character with air. Offers densely packed dark fruit and violet pastille flavors that are braced by a spine juicy acidity. Quite lively given its heft and showing no rough edges. Fine-grained tannins build slowly and add shape and grip to a long, chewy, floral-tinged finish that echoes the peppery note."

90 Points
Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Apr 25, 2019

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Can Feixes Negre Selecció (2015) - "Black cherry, leafy and smoky flavors mingle in this fresh red. Light, firm tannins frame the round texture, while savory acidity keeps this lively. Juicy and focused. Tempranillo and Merlot. "

88 Points
Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator, Feb 1, 2018

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Can Feixes Negre Selecció (2014) - "This round red offers juicy cherry and licorice flavors, with notes of smoke and mineral. Lively orange acidity imparts focus, while light tannins lend enough structure for balance. Drink now through 2020. 1,600 cases made."

88 Points
Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator, Oct 15, 2016

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Can Feixes Negre Selecció (2006) - "Dark red. Sexy, highly perfumed bouquet of redcurrant, raspberry and smoky herbs, with a suave floral overtone. Supple and sweet, with expansive red berry flavors and a bracing note of blood orange. The most polished and fruit-driven version of this wine that I can recall; the finish is smooth and long and a late note of red berries adds vibrancy."

90 Points
Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, Sep 16, 2010

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Can Feixes Negre Selecció (2005) - "Ruby-red. Red- and blackcurrant, cherry, tobacco and cedar aromas are strikingly reminiscent of Bordeaux. Midweight cherry and cassis flavors betray a slightly singed quality, gaining weight with air and picking up velvety tannins. Finishes ripe and persistent, but the wine's warm, lightly roasted character suggests that it will be best drunk young."

87 Points
Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, Jul 15, 2008

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Can Feixes Negre Selecció (2001) - "This red shows boysenberry, coffee and tobacco flavors in a thick, velvety texture, maintaining harmony and grace through the spicy, floral finish. Drink now through 2009."

89 Points
Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator, Nov 15, 2004

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Can Feixes Negre Selecció (2000) - "Healthy, bright red-ruby. Black cherry, menthol, herbs, and a stony nuance on the nose. Juicy, fairly intense flavors of bitter cherry and tobacco."

86 Points
Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, Jul 1, 2003

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Can Feixes Negre Selecció (1995) - "Good dark red. Complex perfumed aromas of cassis, white pepper, woodsmoke and animal fur. Sweet and silky in the mouth, with flavors of black cherry and tobacco and a complicated earthy aspect. Just enough acidity to give the lush fruit a juicy quality. Finishes with dusty, even tannins and very good length."

88 Points
Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, Sep 1, 1998

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HUGUET DE CAN FEIXES WINERY INFO

Overview: Estate founded in 1768 by Don Jaime Feixes and acquired from Feixes descendants by the Huguet family in the late-19th century. Unchanged in boundary since its original founding, Can Feixes is over 1,000 acres of mountainside terrain, the highest vineyard estate in the region at over 1,400 feet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljfAL7sJq-w

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History: The historic Can Feixes estate is situated on gravelly slopes above the 400-meter level in an amphitheater at the tree line near the famous Montserrat pinnacle, which forms Penedès' northern boundary. The farthest Penedès vineyard from the Mediterranean, temperature variation here is more Continental in its extremes, the drier climate more 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"). Recognized as the region's Grand Cru, Can Feixes sells the majority of its grapes and a large portion of the fermented wines as well. Only the best grapes, and subsequently the best wines, are kept for production under the family label. Total vineyard area of approximately 120 hectares (300 acres) is planted to Parellada (Montonec), Macabeo, Chardonnay, Tempranillo, and Cabernet, with small amounts of Pinot Noir.

Vineyard plantation at Can Feixes is documented back to the year 1400, registered by Sr. Jaume Feixes. The estate has continuously produced wine since 1690, the Huguet family acquiring the property following an interruption in descendency at the turn of the 20th century.

Today's modern bodega includes subterranean aging cellars with pupitres for manual riddling of the Huguet Brut, bottle storage and oak cooperage for the aging of red wine. Viticulture and enology are handled respectively by brothers Joan and Josep María Huguet.

Only free-run must from rigorously selected grapes is used. Bottled production averages 6,000 cases per year depending on vintage, including a fragrant, firm and minerally dry white (Can Feixes Blanc Selecció) and superb CAVA.

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