Wine "Cruor", Priorat DOC, 2015
Wine cherry red color with maroon highlights.
Fresh, concentrated and elegant wine tastes different ripe tannins and round, long, deep aftertaste with hints of raspberry and strawberry.
Thin, delicate flavor with notes of red and black berries, plums, dried fruit and balsamic tones that arise due to aging in oak barrels, enriched with light hints of spice and cream.
The wine goes well with hot meat dishes, especially grilled meats and grilled meat, mature cheeses and game.
"Kruor" (literally from Spanish - "hemostat" can also be translated as "tears of blood") - a unique wine that combines great strength characteristic of all wines of Priorat and giving them a rich capability and long-term development, with elegance and freshness . The birthplace of wine "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, soil, 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.
Wine "Cruor", 2010 is a blend of grape varieties Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Samso grown at two sites. Once crushed grapes were cold maceration and fermentation, the wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels of 225 liters capacity, of which 50% - the new, and the rest - reuse.
Wine "Kruor" won many gold medals at prestigious competitions such as the "Decanter World Wine Awards" (UK), "Concours Mondial de Bruxelles" (Belgium), "Best Spanish Wines in Russia" (Russia), "Mundus Vini" ( Germany), "Japan Wine Challenge".
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.