Wines Jean Leon
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This limited-production Gran Reserva is only made from exceptional vintages. It has its origins in the Vinya La Scala vineyard, a small eight-hectare parcel planted in 1963. Considered the first Spanish wine made primarily from the Cabernet Sauvignon variety, Vinya La Scala was selected as the official wine for Ronald Reagan’s inauguration at the White House in 1981. Its name is a tribute to the restaurant Jean Leon opened in Beverly Hills during Hollywood’s Golden Age. The label of every new vintage features the work of a renowned artist. The 2013 vintage come alive with the colorful label painted by Gloria Muñoz, which shows the Penedès scenery, immortalizing a sunset in the vineyards where she evokes the land chosen by Jean Leon to make wines with individuality, personality and unique identity.
At the French port of Le Havre, Jean Leon stowed away on a ship bound for the US. He was soon discovered by a sailor who decided to keep his presence a secret. This Reserva wine is a tribute to an unspoken pact with a stranger who changed Jean Leon’s life forever. Made from Cabernet Sauvignon and small percentage of Cabernet Franc, this limited-production wine originates in an exceptional 16-hectare vineyard that shares the same name.
From stowaway and New York cab driver to one of Hollywood’s most successful restaurant owners and founder of his own namesake winery. Jean Leon’s life is the timeless tale of the American dream. Vinya Palau remembers Jean Leon’s origins and pays tribute to his hometown, Santander, the starting point for a life marked by extraordinary success. This organic, limited-production varietal wine originates from the Vinya Palau vineyard. The small 10-hectare lot is home to Merlot vines planted in 1991.
His charisma and discretion made Jean Leon a confidant to the stars, who embraced him as one of their own and trusted him with their unusual stories. Years later, when he had his own family, Jean Leon produced this organic wine in their honor. One of Spain’s Chardonnay pioneers, Vinya Gigi was the first to undergo barrel fermentation. The wine originates in a small, exceptional 5-hectare vineyard planted in 1967. Jean Leon named the vineyard – and the wine it produces – after his daughter.
Made from indigenous Catalan varieties, the Jean Leon Native range is an homage to Penedès, the land where Jean Leon decided to realize his dream of a namesake wine. A collection inspired by Catalonia’s classic tiles, a cherished emblem of our history and popular customs.
A Wind Rose adorns this fresh, elegant, organic xarel·lo, made 100% from Penedès’s variety par excellence.
A young, fresh and bold Chardonnay varietal from vines planted in our vineyards in 1991. The number 3055 refers to Jean Leon’s New York cab license and reveals the man behind the legend: the humble beginnings of an idealist who achieved his dream of opening the most famous restaurant in Hollywood and creating his own namesake wine.
A sensual feminine rosé with a distinctive pale pink color made from Pinot Noir, one of the most elegant and international French red varieties. The number 3055 refers to Jean Leon’s New York cab license and reveals the man behind the legend: the humble beginnings of an idealist who achieved his dream of opening the most famous restaurant in Hollywood and creating his own namesake wine.
A youthful interpretation of the winery’s most complex reds. Made from Merlot vines planted in our vineyards in 1997 and a small percentage of Petit Verdot, a variety we have been cultivating since 2006. The number 3055 refers to Jean Leon’s New York cab license and reveals the man behind the legend: the humble beginnings of an idealist who achieved his dream of opening the most famous restaurant in Hollywood and creating his own namesake wine.
Made from only the native variety Malvasia de Sitges, MS-18 reflects the essence of this variety and its meticulous winemaking process. With production limited to 2.481 bottles, it is a tribute to our region, where Jean Leon found the ideal place to make wines with individuality personality, and a unique identity.
A re-encounter with the varietal origins of Penedès, the land that welcomed Jean Leon and gave birth to Sumoll, an ancestral red grape. The old bush vines were planted in 1975 at 250 meters. This exclusive, hand-harvested wine is a limited edition of only 2,182 bottles.