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Casa Gran del Siurana Cruor

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The red wines of Priorat are not known for their subtleness. They are brash and butch in their style, so if you love ripe, fleshy reds from the Barossa Valley, chances are you will love this. Bold aromas of raspberries, ripe cherries and dried fruits rise from the glass, whilst the palate is full-blooded and rich with lush falvours of dark fruits and Xmas cake, fine tannins, and a dry fruit and mocha finish. Rare roast beef is the go with this one!

Winemaker's Notes

The farmhouse locally known as La Casa Gran can be found on the outskirts of the town of Bellmunt del Priorat, on the banks of the river Siurana. It is a building with a three hundred years history. It was previously inhabited by the Carthusian monks from the nearby monastery of Scala Dei. In the XII century, this monastic order introduced vine-growing into this region, which has become one of the most renowned regions for winemaking in the world today.

Cherry red colour. Intense aromas of red and black forest fruits, plums and almonds. In the mouth it is smooth and round, with ripe, fine tannins. It has a fresh acidity. Elegant and well balanced. Persistent in the mouth, with some strawberry and raspberry aromas.

Due to its structure and the fact that it has been subjected only to a minimum clarification process, this wine can contain natural sediments. Decantation recommended.

Garnatxa (30%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%), Merlot (20%), Syrah (15%), Monastrell (10%).

Awards and Accolades

Gold Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2010 (United Kingdom)
Gold Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2010 (Belgium)
Gold Medal - Best Spanish Wines in Russia 2009 (Russia)
2 x Silver Medals - Decanter World Wine Awards 2008 and 2009 (United Kingdom)
Silver Medal - Mundus Vini 2008 (Germany)
Silver Medal - Japan Wine Challenge 2007 (Japan)

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