Can Ràfols dels Caus

家族擁有之莊園

Can Ràfols dels Caus 擁有悠久的歷史,並可追溯到一千多年。

1979年Carlos Esteva 接管了其祖父的財產,修復其17世紀的莊園,並開始了當今的酒莊計畫。

他重新發現古老的葡萄品種並引入新品種,這代表著用一種新穎方式看待獨特的葡萄酒。

現今,他是享譽盛名的國際酒學會的一員。


加拉夫山自然公園

我們的酒來自與眾不同的土地—加拉夫山,位於巴賽隆納南邊沿地中海海岸的山脈。由一系列山丘組成的嚴峻而美麗的風景,有些海拔更超過500公尺,陡峭的坡度高達50%,且帶有溝壑和水道,但水道通常是乾燥的,而地塊的堅硬基石就出現在這裡。

土壤是由已分解的白雲石石灰岩、古老的石頭及化石組成。毫無疑問地,這是肯拉芙酒莊葡萄酒中礦物特性及地中海香氣的來源。

早期統治西班牙的阿拉伯摩爾人可以說是孕育水力發電工程的始祖,他們利用高山與低地高低差距產生瞬間的動力,產生動能。肯拉芙酒莊依樣畫葫蘆,沿著海拔700公尺高的加拉夫山順坡往下建造酒莊,造就了一條龍式的生產線,運用大自然的力量,用最天然、最節電的方式完成葡萄酒的釀造。

一座建於岩石裡的酒窖

2000年Carlos Esteva開始興建一新酒廠。歷經15年的建造後,他的夢想成真。酒窖的空間是直接從加拉夫山的白雲岩基石上雕刻出來的。內部有幾個層次使葡萄酒在製酒過程中僅靠重力即可移動,但從外部卻看不見。

28種不同葡萄

90公頃葡萄園、2公頃橄欖園及1公頃杏仁園皆為有機生長。而一些地塊是使用生物動力農法所種植。Carlos專注於當地葡萄品種多樣性,例如白葡萄Xarel·Lo(沙雷洛)及Macabeo(馬卡貝奧),又稱Viura,和紅葡萄Sumoll(素墨),其中一些於1934年左右種植,另還有其他外國葡萄品種。這些外國葡萄有些從未種植於西班牙過,例如Chenin Blanc(白梢楠)和Incrocio Manzoni(曼佐尼)。

所有酒款皆使用原始酵母發酵而成

Can Ràfols dels Caus肯拉芙酒莊為位在PENEDÈS的加拉夫山分區的壯麗莊園,莊主Carlos Esteva種植其精挑細選的紅及白葡萄品種於此富含石灰岩的土壤,並醞釀高獨特性的葡萄酒。

THE PROJECT OF A LIFETIME

In 1979 Carlos Esteva decided to go and live in his grandfather’s estate, Can Ràfols dels Caus.

His early attempts with viticulture occurred on the island of Menorca in the 1970’s, but it wasn’t until he took charge of the family estate that he decided to get involved in the production of wines of quality, body and soul, respecting the characteristics of the surrounding landscape and the architecture within a sustainable scope.

Carlos Esteva’s arrival in the Garraf was nothing short of a revolution: not only did he embark on the daunting task of restoring the noble but derelict masia (traditional Catalan farmhouse), but he regenerated the

farming of the vineyards, introducing new varieties and methods of cultivation, making a decisive bet on quality wines of unique character that would give an identity to his estate winery.
With various decades of experience in the wine world, Carlos Esteva continues to distinguish himself for his ample culture in this sector – he has been named head of the prestigious International Academy of Wine
and for his capacity to diversify: not satisfied with having created some twenty references at Can Ràfols dels Caus –both wines and cavas–, he has steered other projects such as Mas Oller in the Empordà and Can Camps a small estate that has the distinction of producing wine from vineyards located in the midst of the Natural Park of the Massís del Garraf.


The wines at Can Ràfols del Caus come from a land that is unlike any other: the Massís del Garraf, a totally original and unique landscape. Geographically, it translates as a calcareous mass of limestone that is part of the Coastal Chain, limited by the plains of Penedès and the Mediterranean Sea. The austerely beautiful landscape consist of a series of hills  –some of them rise above 500 meters (1640 ft.) with steep slopes of up to 50%– with gullies and watercourses, usually dry, where the solid bedrock of the massif emerges. This landscape limits the amount of usable soil available.


THE SOIL

The ground has almost no depth, in some places it only reaches around 40cm before getting to the rock that’s formed by the dolomitic rock with plenty of calcium carbonate and magnesium and is very rich in micro-elements and minerals that are absorbed by the plant giving great personality to the wines. It’s interesting to note that the calcareous matter usually dominates in areas where excellent wines are made. They are well structured with clear character and keep good acidity as well as having the potential to age well.

The area is caustic, with numerous chasms, caves, lairs and potholes. The marine fossils to be seen in certain plots such as La Calmaor El Rocallís, are a reminder that 20 million years ago the whole region was part of the seabed.


THE CLIMATE

The Massís del Garraf has a very particular climate. Rainfall is rare and is usually around 350 litres/m² during the vegetation period.The days with a high count of sun rays are hot, but the thermo-regulating effect of the sea which is about 15 km away and visible from some of the higher parts of the land, means that the presence of the sea breeze that cools from around midday, refreshes and allows the plants to complete the vegetative cycle – the ripening of the grapes is stretched out, favouring the concentration of sugar and phenolic maturity. All of this helps to develop fragrant and subtle aromatic molecules.


THE VEGETATION

In this arid and rocky soil the only surviving vegetation is a low scrub of bushes and aromatic plants such as thyme, rosemary and marjoram.  This is undoubtedly the source of the mineral character and the notes of Mediterranean herbs present in the wines of Can Ràfols dels Caus that are born of vines that struggle to survive in a soil that compels the roots to penetrate the cracks in the rock in search of nutrients.

The area’s vegetation is completed by the evergreen oaks and regular oaks that grow in the ravines, the margalló (dwarf-palm) a protected species that is endemic to the Garraf, and a few riverside trees in the rare spots where some humidity is available.

Man has introduced olive trees, almonds and vines that climb the sides of the ravines transforming the terraced slopes into a scenary of singular beauty.


THE VINEYARD

Can Ràfols dels Caus is located at a height of 300 meters above sea-level, between the valleys of two torrents, where the land has been terraced to be planted with vineyards. The original estate comprised some 450 hectares to which we can add another 250 hectares recently purchased to avoid the development of a stone quarry that would have represented a serious threat to the environmental equilibrium of this part of the Garraf, where old vines now thrive after being saved from being converted into cement dust by the strong will of Carlos Esteva. The vineyards consist mostly of small lots scattered across the property, occupying a total of about 90 hectares and constitute a genuine varietal melting-pot: no less than 28 varieties. The restless personality of Carlos Esteva and his passion for experimenting with a wide catalogue of varieties has led him to introduce into the Garraf a number of grapes that had never been grown in the vineyards of Spain, such as the whites Chenin Blanc and Incrocio Manzoni.

At the present time these varieties are present at Can Ràfols dels Caus, together with local varieties such as the whites Xarel·lo and Macabeu, or the red Sumoll, to which we should add a long list of foreign varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Roussane, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir or Cabernet Sauvignon.


Good wines can only come from good grapes and balanced vines where production allows the grapes to ripen properly – there is a great belief that nature should be allowed to take its course, not using any chemical products, using only organic fertilizers and picking grapes by hand respecting spontaneous fermentations without adding extra yeasts. This is the philosophy at Can Ràfols dels Caus and the secret to making the best wines.


Can Ràfols dels Caus is one of the most singular and attractive vineyards in Europe. It is here that one can really comprehend how this property has managed to live in harmony with its surroundings for 2000 years.


25 years after starting his winemaking adventure, Carlos Esteva decided to take a big step and build a new winery within the old one. The plan was not so to increase the number of tanks, litres of wine or bottles but to be able to work in better conditions. With this project the qualitative potential of the vineyard has increased significantly because of the focus on being able to work better

with micro-vinification and being able to separate the grapes from different plots and carry on investigating.


The new winery is, above all, a show of respect towards the unique environment with architecture that unveils the historical side of the estate. With this objective and focusing on the details, the ultimate design is a winery that is completely invisible from the outside – incrusted into the rock of the Garraf, totally integrated in the landscape and with several different levels on the inside to enable the flow of the winemaking process with the simple effect of gravity.


禁    止    酒    駕    
   飲    酒    過    量    ・    有    害    健    康

Pittacum 2018

Sweet Solera dolç 2010

Mataro 2016

Sang de Drac 2015

Ananoa 2016

Horten 2018

Horten blends 2018

1758 Selección Petit Verdot 2010

Dulcinea del Maar 2014

Syrah de la Muntanya 2015

Pur 2018

Plus 2015

Blau 2019

Lo Moreno 2016

Lo Morenillo 2017

La Fina 2017

Cent x Cent 2017

Ay De Mi 2016

Martin Joven 2019

Martin Barrica 2018

Sumoll 2017

Caus Lubis 2000

Gran Caus Rosé 2018

Gran Gaus Negre 2010

30 Aniversario 2006

Dominio Romano Camino 2018

Dominio Romano 2015

Dominio Romano RDR 2017

Valserrano Reserva 2015

Valserrano Crianza 2016

Valserrano Gran Reserva 2012

Valserrano Monteviejo 2016

Les Crestes 2019

Salanques 2016

Doix 2015

1902

Falcata Red 2019

Falcata Arenal 2016

Falcata Casa Gran

Hisenda Miret

Clarete 2019

Vernatxa Negra 2019

La Mar 2018

Abadía de San Campio 2020

Terras Gauda 2020

Albariño Pazo Señorans 2019

Albariño Pazo Señorans 2019

Amfora Cal Ron

White Wine Suriol Els Bancals

Donzella 2019

4W4 Blancos 2019

Mar 2019

Malvasia de Sitges 2016

Marko Late Harvest 2015

Marko 2019

Te La Dedico 2019

Martin Verdejo 2019

El Rocallis 2011

La Calma 2017

Terraprima White

Valserrano Viura 2019

Salix 2019

Murmuri 2020

Falcata White 2020

Amontillado

Amphora Roja

Orange 2019

Can Peritxó 2019

La Blanca 2018

Ancestral Cal Ron 2019

Cava Brut Nature Gran Reserva El Bosc 2015

Cava Brut Nature Gran Reserva Collita 2014

Cava Brut Rosat Reserva 2018

Cava Brut Reserva 2018

Lagar de Camin

Sidra Extra Avalon

Ancestral Cal Ron 2019

Cava Brut Nature Gran Reserva El Bosc 2015

Cava Brut Nature Gran Reserva Collita 2014

Cava Brut Rosat Reserva 2018

Cava Brut Reserva 2018

Lagar de Camin

Sidra Extra Avalon

Alma Vermut

Pedro Ximénez PX

Oroloso

Manzanilla

Fino

Brandy Solera Gran Reserva Juan Sebastian Elcano

Amerigo Vespucci Brandy

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