Wine Casa Gran del Siurana, "Gran Cruor" Seleccio Caranyena, Priorat DOQ, 2011
Reviews of purchase Casa Gran del Siurana, "Gran Cruor" Seleccio Caranyena, Priorat DOQ, 2011
The wine is dark red in color with a cherry tint.
Generous, fleshy tones of dark fruit and berries create a complex full-bodied taste. The wine has good structure, fresh minerality, integrated ripe tannins and a long, persistent aftertaste. Before use, we recommend decanting.
Full-bodied, complex and concentrated aroma of the wine turns shades of black fruit, vanilla, spices and coffee, is gradually being supplemented with butter and mineral tones.
Great wine with red meat, mature cheeses, game, meat specialties, pasta.
"Gran Cruor" ("cruor" - literally from Spanish "hemostat" can also be translated as "tears of blood") - a rich, complex wine, the taste is great combines classical and modern, and the fragrance captivates a unique combination of colors with black berries shades of coffee and spices. "Gran Cruor" can safely be called one of the best wines of Priorat. "Produced from Syrah grown in atypical for her region, the wine" Gran Cruor "(which can be translated as" Bloody Tears ") - is three thousand bottles that bring tears but tears of joy! "- wrote about wine in 2007, the Spanish edition of" Vino + Gastronomia ".
Homeland "Gran Cruor" - famous area Priory, which is famous for its red wines for over eight centuries. Priory is situated in Tarragona, in northeast Spain, among the black hills of volcanic origin. Vineyards stretch magnificent terraces of the eleven cities of the valley, as well as on steep slopes - on the ground, called "likorella" consisting of reddish and black slate. The climate is more extreme than most continental areas. He is blown and cold northern winds, and the warm Mistral from the east. The average annual temperature is 15 ° C.
Blend "Grand Kruor" consists of two varieties - Syrah and Karin. Grape passes a 30-day maceration at a controlled temperature of 28 ° C. During the first 15 days of twice daily carried pizhazh (immersion caps formed on the surface of the fermenting wort), the remainder of pizhazh done once a day. Aged wine in new French oak barrels for 18 months.
Wine "Gran Cruor" deservedly won the gold medal and the "Regional Trophy" from "Decanter World Wine Awards" in the UK in 2010, gold medal at the "Concours Mondial de Bruxelles" in Belgium in 2010, silver medal at the competition "Iberwine, 2008" (Spain) and "Japan Wine Challenge, 2007".
Winery Casa del Gran Siurana is located on the outskirts of the city in Belmunt Priory on the river Siurana. After a long search, the Casa del Gran Siurana opted for the two plots of land in the Priorat, which are very different from each other in terroir. The first - "La Casa Gran" - covers 10 hectares of the plains, the soil is mainly composed of sedimentary rocks of the river from the influence of the river Siurana. Here, in an old building, once belonged to the Carthusian monks from a nearby monastery "Scala Dei", is a winery. In the XII century, this monastic order initiated the development of viticulture in the region, which has become one of the most famous wine regions in the world. The second section - "La Fredat" - covers 40 hectares of mountain slopes with typical terroir of Priorat, on soils "likorella" consisting of particles of shale. These soils allow the vines to let deep roots to absorb from the depths of all the nutrients. As a result, the vines are more resistant to high temperatures.
The presence of two terroirs with such different characteristics allows two modern and elegant, complex, full of nuances of red wine - "Gran Cruor" and " Cruor ", which are now part of the elite of the Priory.