Coca i Fito Jaspi Negre
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Region: Montsant, Catalunya, Spain
Viticulture: Integrated Organic Viticulture
Grape varieties: Grenache, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
Coca i Fito Jaspi Negre is full of ripe red fruit, balsamic notes, and baking spice. A powerful wine with smooth well-structured tannins.
Song: Fallen Fruit by Lorde
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About Coca i Fito Jaspi Negre
Coca i Fito Jaspi Negre is full of ripe red fruit, balsamic notes, and baking spice. A powerful wine with smooth, but well-structured tannins.
About Coca i Fito
Started in 2006 by brothers Toni and Miquel, Coca i Fitó is a dynamic winery with its foundation in Monsant; the brothers’ projects have become increasingly diverse, expanding into multiple regions throughout Spain. Efforts have focused their fruit sourcing to their own expanding estate vineyards or a few select growers, who are committed to the same levels of care and sustainability. The winery is guided by three main principles: the mineral essence of the soil, the blending of varietals, and the aging process within different vessels, such as wooden barrels, ceramic amphorae, concrete eggs, or stainless-steel tanks.
Coca i Fitó is a certified “eco-sustainable” winery. The EU-based criteria expand upon organic practices by integrating new approaches to alternative energies, water management, natural resources, and biodiversity to reducing the overall vineyard and winery carbon footprint.
Montsant is a wine region in Catalonia, northern Spain. The gently undulating area was formerly categorized as a viticultural sub-zone of Tarragona, but local growers felt the high-altitude vineyards here earned the region recognition as a DO in their own right. As a result, the Montsant DO was created in 2001, its name is taken from the Montsant massif (‘holy mountain’) that dominates the region’s landscape.
Montsant lies west of Tarragona city and forms a ‘C’ shape that almost completely surrounds the prestigious Priorat region. Vines were first introduced to the area by the Romans thousands of years ago, and Catholic monks continued the viticultural tradition during the Middle Ages. By the 19th Century, wines from Montsant were receiving praise at universal exhibitions.
The topography of Montsant is highly varied, with the most prized vineyards located in terraces on steeply sloping sites, often interspersed with pine, almond and olive trees at altitudes between 50 and 700 meters (164 and 2,296 ft) above sea level. The average altitude of the zone is 360 meters (1,180ft) above sea level, rising steadily in the northwest and southeast as it approaches the Montsant and Montsalt mountains respectively.
Vines benefit from intense Mediterranean sunshine during the day and relatively cool temperatures at night. This high diurnal temperature variation assists in the development of complex aromas in the grapes while preserving vital acidity. The soil is a local specialty known as ‘llicorella’, which is high in granite and slate components. Together, these growing conditions result in the region’s wines being concentrated and expressive of the local terroir.
Montsant has earned a reputation for its high-quality red wines, particularly those based on old Garnacha and Carinena (Carignan) vines. Ull de Llebre (Tempranillo), Spain’s darling, and international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah also perform very well here. Most red wines are typically intended for aging and exhibit velvety textures even after a short time in oak. The old vines offer particularly complex examples.
A small quantity of white wine (based on Chardonnay, Macabeo, and Garnacha Blanca) is produced, along with rosados (rosé) wines and dessert wines, for which the region was once famous. These Vi Ranci (old wines) are made in an oxidative style and are then fortified. Some mistelas (mistelle), made from grape juice and added alcohol, are also produced. Kosher wines from the area can also be found.