CF-15: A Bold Move. A Clear Instinct


At Jean Leon, we never stop innovating, experimenting, taking risks, going one step further. That’s what Jean Leon’s personality was like in a way: A non-conformist who loved taking on new projects and improving every day, if possible. In our efforts to offer wine lovers exclusive, unique, limited production wines, CF-15 will be available on …

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How was the 2017 harvest?


After three months of intense work in the vineyards and at the winery for the long-awaited harvest, it’s now time to analyze how the entire growing season unfolded, the factors that have characterized this year, and the impact they will have on the new vintages of our wines. Roser Catasús, winemaker at Jean Leon, explains. …

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Wine, landscape and territory: In search of a humanist economy


The current socioeconomic context presents us with an opportunity to rethink the present paradigms of economic growth. In terms of the wine industry, the impact of climate change and a globalized economic and value system demands that we engage in a process of introspection and brings us to a turning point—a cyclical condition inherent in …

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A Step-By-Step Look at the Grapevine Growth Cycle


One thing is clear: the success of a wine largely depends on the quality of its vintage. The secret lies in caring for the vineyard meticulously and keeping constant watch over each and every stage of the grapevine’s growth cycle. This is a long process that requires a variety of professionals and resources. Here at …

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Why the glass matters when tasting wine


Wine glasses are more than a mere container and make a big difference when tasting wine. The thickness, size, transparency and shape of the glass affect how we perceive the aromas and flavors of the wine; it guides our senses, so to speak. The first person ever who spoke about the importance of the glass …

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Varieties and Hectares, One by One


Every now and then it’s worth stopping to take a closer look at some aspects of the wine world that are important and ones that, as consumers, we sometimes aren’t aware of. This is the case with the grape varieties that are grown in Spain and in Catalonia. Can you guess how many hectares of …

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Vinya La Scala 2009: Pure Art


A few months ago, we told you about Vinya La Scala, our most iconic wine. A gran reserva from our oldest vineyard, planted in 1963, and the first Cabernet Sauvignon to be made in Spain. The wine is special, unique, only produced in years when climate conditions are particularly favorable. The wine is barrel-aged in …

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Oak, please


We’re always talking about wine aging in French or American oak barrels. Months of repose in receptacles intentionally crafted to give the wine a different personality. A fuller body, more flavor. A stronger identity. But, what exactly is a barrel and where did it come from?   The origins and history of the barrel  Thousands …

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