BODEGA JEAN LEON
Pago Jean León. 08775 Torrelavit, (Barcelona). SPAIN.
Tel: +34 93 899 5512 Fax: +34 93 899 5517
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visit to Jean Leon gives you the chance to learn and discover
its story, enjoying an excellent landscape and tasting prestigious
wines. Today as always, the Jean Leon winery continues faithful
to the dictates of its founder and bases its work on quality,
tradition, and continual experimentation with the aim of
producing superior wines, year after year.
Jean Leon winery was designed and built in 1964, in the
Bordeaux Chateau style. It stands at the centre of the estate,
at one of its highest points, and is surrounded by the company’s
own vineyards. It was founded by Jean Leon, born Ceferino
Carrión in the city of Santander (Spain). At the
age of 19, with just a small suitcase for luggage, he embarked
on a long and arduous journey that would take him to Paris,
New York and finally to Hollywood. Years later, fortune
would lead him to set up in partnership with James Dean
to create a world-unique restaurant: ”La Scala”
in Beverly Hills. Known and respected in gastronomic and
oenological circles, in 1963 he decided to embark on the
adventure of creating the wine that would carry his name,
Jean León. He was the first to cultivate Chardonnay
and produce Cabernet Sauvignon in Spain.
from the time it was built, the inside of the Jean Leon
winery has always been home to the latest technological
advances for the production of wines of the highest expression.
The winery’s philosophy has always been oriented towards
quality, elegance and limited production so that individualized
control of all wines throughout the process can be ensured.
This is why, despite the technical advances incorporated
by the winery, many tasks are still performed in a manual
and traditional way, thus guaranteeing the perfect monitoring
of all processes. Oenologist Jaume Rovira continues to oversee
all wine production, contributing the knowledge accumulated
over many years working on the estate and in the winery.
underground cellars have a capacity of up to 3,000 casks.
These cellars maintain a natural, stable temperature (between
13ºC and 15ºC) all year round, as well as a suitable
degree of humidity for ageing in 225-litre casks and posterior
The Jean Leon pago lies right at the heart of the Penedés
region and was purchased in 1963 by grouping together several
carefully selected pieces of land. The property consists
in total of 150 hectares, of which only 100 are arable and
of these just 67 are currently under cultivation. The estate
is divided into several sections of land, and only one wine
is produced in each. These sections are known as the “Pagos”.
Pago wines are produced from the grapes of a particular
single vineyard. No grapes are sourced from outside the
vineyard for these wines. They are “own production”
only. The pago concept is equivalent to the “Cru”
in Bordeaux, to the “clos” or “climat”
in Burgundy, to the “Vignetti in Italy, to the “Single
vineyard” in California, and to the “Quinta”
WINES FROM THIS WINERY