A very difficult wine to get hold of. Arriving early next week, Casa Gran del Siurana DOQ Priorat (2009) is a fantastic red hailing from the slopes of the GR-174 footpath that cuts across the steep hills of the Spanish Priorat. A blend of Garnatxa (Grenache), Carinyena (Carignan) & Cabernet Sauvignon, half of this blend has been aged for nine months in French oak barrels.
Tasting notes: Blah blah blah AWESOME. No. Really. That’s all you need to know. Earth, oak and fruit all happily living in the same bottle.
As you can see from the photo, the contents of our sample bottle didn’t survive quite long enough to be photographed. Suffice to say it was the clear winner during our most recent tasting session, and we’re extremely happy to have this wine on offer. Menu price TBA shortly, but probably around $440 or less.
If ever there were proof that grapes love adversity: “Priorat, a small pocket of black hills of volcanic origin where red wines of superb quality have been made for over eight centuries. Priorat is located in Tarragona (North-East of Spain). The vineyards are scattered among eleven valley towns, and are terraced or planted on steep slopes. The bedrock, called llicorella, consists of reddish and black slate. The climate is more extreme than most continental areas – there are cold northern winds, and the warm Mistral blows in from the east, while summers are long, dry and hot, although the temperature may fall to zero in winter.” ~ Excerpt taken from the wine makers web-site.
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