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    Jean Leon

    The Jean Leon winery in Penedes

    A Man

    The Spaniard Jean Leon, whose civil name is Ángel Ceferino Carrión Madrazo, has an incredible life story to tell. Starting with the death of his father and brother in the Second World War, his flight to France, his voyage across the Atlantic to America, his change of name to Jean Leon, his American life and back to Spain.

    To tell all this in detail would take days - if not weeks - to cover the story of Jean Leon in its entirety.

    A Time

    Besides the love of food, Jean Leon has a second great passion - wine. In 1962 he bought 150 hectares of land in Penedès. To the great surprise of the local winegrowers, Jean Leon did not choose the local varieties, but French varieties:

    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Cabernet Franc
    • Chardonnay
    • Merlot
    • Petit Verdot

    He also built the winery so that it looked like a chateau in Bordeaux. In 1963 the winery opened and Jean Leon planted the first Chardonnay grapes in the Vinya Gigi vineyard. This was followed by the planting of Vinya La Havre, Vinya La Scala and Vinya Palau.

    In 1994 his cancer became known and many businessmen were interested in buying the estate. But Jean Leon decided to hand over his legacy to the Torres family. Because he was sure that Torres would continue the unique personality of the winery and the identity of the wines according to his wishes.

    The Man - Jean Leon

    A Wine

    Jean Leon has set milestones in Spanish winemaking: he was the first in Spain to develop a Chardonnay in cask and the first to introduce a Cabernet Sauvignon to the Spanish market.
    Today all wines carry the personality of Jean Leon. The 3055 line recalls his time in America when he was a taxi driver - his taxi number plate number was 3055.
    The other wines bear the names of the vineyards he planted himself in the early 60s.

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    Vinya Le Havre Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva DO 2013 - Jean Leon
    Vinya Le Havre Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva DO 2013 - Jean Leon
    Jean Leon dry Spain
    23.88 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€31.84 * / 1 liter(s))
    70011-ES-RW-BL-0014-05
    Vinya La Scala Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva DO 2013 - Jean Leon
    Vinya La Scala Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva DO 2013 - Jean Leon
    Jean Leon dry Spain
    48.73 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€64.97 * / 1 liter(s))
    70011-ES-RW-CS-0015-01
    organic
    Vinya Palau Merlot Reserva DO 2014 - Jean Leon
    Vinya Palau Merlot Reserva DO 2014 - Jean Leon
    Jean Leon dry Spain
    23.88 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€31.84 * / 1 liter(s))
    70011-ES-RW-ME-0005-06
    organic
    3055 Chardonnay DO 2019 - Jean Leon
    3055 Chardonnay DO 2019 - Jean Leon
    Jean Leon dry Spain
    12.38 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€16.51 * / 1 liter(s))
    70011-ES-WW-CH-0009-11
    organic
    Vinya Gigi Chardonnay DO 2016 - Jean Leon
    Vinya Gigi Chardonnay DO 2016 - Jean Leon
    Jean Leon dry Spain
    20.96 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€27.95 * / 1 liter(s))
    70011-ES-WW-CH-010-15
    organic
    3055 Rosé DO 2018 - Jean Leon
    3055 Rosé DO 2018 - Jean Leon
    Jean Leon dry Spain
    12.38 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€16.51 * / 1 liter(s))
    70011-ES-RO-PN-001-17
    organic
    3055 Merlot Petit Verdot DO 2018 - Jean Leon
    3055 Merlot Petit Verdot DO 2018 - Jean Leon
    Jean Leon dry Spain
    12.38 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€16.51 * / 1 liter(s))
    70011-ES-RW-BL-023-17

    More information about Jean Leon

    Address
    Company Name:Bodega Jean Leon
    Street:Chateau Leon s/n
    City:08775 Torrelavit
    Country:Spanien
    Region:Barcelona
    Continent:Europa
    Contact & Web
    Website:https://www.jeanleon.com/
    E-mail:jeanleon@jeanleon.com
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/jeanleon1963
    Twitter:https://twitter.com/jeanleon1963
    Telephone:+34 93 817 76 90
    Company
    Year of Incorporation:1963
    Company Group:Miguel Torres S.A.
    Wine
    Vineyard Area:150 ha
    Cultivated Area:DO Penedès
    Organic Certificattion:ES-ECO-019-CT
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