Grape(s): 45% Grenache, 25% Carignan, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah
Localization: Catalonia, Spain
Tasting Notes: This is a wine with a clear identity that will satisfy a wide range of palates. Full of ripe red fruit, balsamic notes, and baking spice, this is a powerful wine with smooth but well-structured tannins.
Notes: Red wine from DO Montsant, made from grapes deriving from a range of diverse soil types. Made to please an ample majority: friendly and with a marked personality. Ripe red and black fruits, herbaceous notes, as well as spice, with soft velvety tannins for structure. A powerful wine that is well structured, yet approachable. Emblematic of DO Montsant.
Food pairing: This wine is exceptional with grilled meats and vegetables, anything that will hold up to the tannins.
The Domain: Coca I Fitó is an innovative and dynamic cellar of singular wines led by Toni and Miquel Coca I Fitó.
Toni is an experienced Catalan winemaker. He has dedicated the major part of his life to research and studies of viticulture, especially the relationship between soil types and vines, as well as varietals’ capacity to age alone or when blended. For his part Miquel began in the kitchen, studying the culinary arts and tourism. He dove into the Wine World in 2000 as an exporter of wines and Cavas.
The Coca I Fitó project began in 2006 when the two brothers decided to make their first wine from the eponymous Coca I Fitó vineyard in Montsant, “Coca i Fitó Negre”.
From that first wine produced in 2006, their wine project has become increasingly diverse. Their desire and curiosity have led them to create a diverse line of wines in different appellations throughout the country.
The winery is located in DO Montsant, in the village of El Masroig. This is where the majority of wines are made. Some of the white wines are made in the neighboring DO Terra Alta, at the Celler Cooperatiu de Gandesa where Toni is Technical Director. In these 2 wine regions, the brothers make the COCA I FITÓ, JASPI, and ALOJA wines.
Currently, Coca I Fitó are partners in projects found in other appellations, such as Priorat, Empordà, and Ribeira Sacra. These projects represent the union of knowledge, creativity, and dedication shared by the brothers and other professionals who share their passion for wine.
In 2011 TOCAT DE L’ALA was created in DO Empordà along with Santi Roig and Mariona Parals. The winery Roig Parals is located in Mollet de Perelada, and a new cellar that will be named Tocat de l’Ala is in the works!
In 2013 SAMSARA PRIORAT was founded SAMSARA PRIORAT in DOQ Priorat along with the Vives family, owners of the Trossos del Priorat and Terra Dominicata wineries, and with the winemaker Eva Escudé (head winemaker of the Vives’ wineries).
That same year (2013) the 2 brothers created TOLO DO XISTO in DO Ribeira Sacra, with the winemaker Andrea Obenza. The Tolo do Xisto winery is located in Monforte de Lemos.
The recipe for Coca I Fitó wines – For the wines to be truly unique in these various winemaking regions, a number of factors are involved. The most important is the quality of the grapes, and we depend on organic, low-yielding old vines for the majority of our production. Native grapes as well as well-adapted international varietals. The climate affecting in each vineyard. Soil type and mineral diversity: clay, calcareous, slates, and schist. Aging in vessels ranging from stainless steel to cement eggs that allow micro-oxygenation, amphoras, foudres, oak barrels, and more. These are the key factors that allow an ample range of nuance, and that takes us to new destinations, new dreams, and enjoyment.
Since 2016 a small quantity of Extra Virgin Olive Oil is produced from the Coca I Fitó property. Estate has grown organic Arbequina olive trees. Cold-pressed olive oil to create this Mediterranean delight. DOP Siurana.
Art as a wine label – The illustrations which adorn the bottles are creations of Oriol Malet and Jaume Coca. Each design has been created to convey the essence of the wine by describing the sensations that they provoke, whether it be freshness, typicity or other sensorial experiences.
The Coca I Fitó brothers use passion, knowledge, and experience in order to make an excellent product, and they hope these wines are causes for wonder and enjoyment. And they haven’t stopped yet!
We hope that you enjoy these creations as much as we do!