Pruning: Traditional vs. Italian System


The man responsible for planting and caring for the Jean Leon vineyards is Josep Bruna Masana. He planted over 70{483e5444ab9fc06e19ac83efe1d2198bc64dd97b6326f9ee3936c7b95b1cf489} of the vines growing on the estate today. For over 30 years he has planted, pruned and cared for the vines. He knows them all. The young, the old, the ones in between. And he …

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Vinos de Finca vs Vinos de Pago: What is the difference?


vinos de finca vs vinos de pago

The quality and prestige of some wines exceeds those of others. Certain appellations of origin have a longer history, and certain wines have specific characteristics that make them different, unique, special. What are known as Vinos de Pago outside of Catalonia, here we call Vinos de Finca, the equivalent of single vineyard wines. This classification …

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What is behind the design of Jean Leon wines?


Why does a wine come in one bottle style or another? What is the reason for a particular design? At some point most of us have probably asked ourselves these questions while contemplating a bottle of wine.   We might come up with an imaginary answer or develop our own theories, but we rarely ask …

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7 Incomparable Experiences at Jean Leon


Tourism isn’t just about beach and sun, which is why we at Jean Leon would like to propose a few alternatives. We’ll keep the sun, but swap the sand for our winery’s vineyards.   We love the Penedès. It is the land that shapes the distinctive identity of our wines. We love the place, the …

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Jean Leon, Wine Without Borders


Spain, the US, the Netherlands, Japan, Sweden and Germany are the six countries that consume the most Jean Leon wine in the world. Setting Spain aside, we’ll analyze the characteristics that made three European countries and two global powers decide to drink our wines. Let’s get to it!   It is important to establish the …

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Vinya La Scala: Where Wine Meets Art


Today we’d like to introduce you to one of our most special wines: Vinya La Scala. A Gran Reserva wine from the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in Spain.   We only produce Vinya La Scala in years when climate conditions are particularly auspicious, making each vintage an exceptional and unique original.  The wine is barrel-aged …

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Single Vineyard Wine: the Champions League of Catalan Wines


Wine quality varies and there’s no accounting for taste. What is certain however is that winegrowing and vinification techniques have reached high levels of quality. We want to go one step further. We want to introduce you to a concept that some of you might not be familiar with.   Those more knowledgeable about the …

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The Secret of the Winery’s Doors


This isn’t the first time we describe some of the special features at our winery. We’ve told you about the almond tree that we visit when we need to take a breather or get motivated. We’ve also told you about the winery corner where time seems to stand still, and we cellar our oldest bottles. …

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Jean Leon and Cinema: A True Friendship


Some may wonder why Jean Leon has such an affinity for the arts, especially film. The short answer: we love cinema. Given our history, we always look to Jean Leon’s relationship with Hollywood and its stars.   The fact that our winery’s founder was friends with the likes of James Dean and Marilyn Monroe has …

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