Region / Appellation: Priorat DOQ
Producer: Gran Clos
Grape Variety: Garnatxa, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol Content: 15%
94 POINTS WINE & SPIRITS - OCTOBER 2020
Temperature-controlled fermentation. 15 months in French oak barrels.
Very intense and bright, precious reddish-purple colour. Fresh and ripe, with notes of red and black fruit, such as raspberries and blackberries. Aromas of balsamic and aromatic herbs, which add freshness. It also stands out for its minerality notes. Well-balanced, with structure and velvety tannins. Fruity texture and good acidity. Aromatic expression of fruits and wild.
Pairs well with any grilled meat, specially beef and lamb. Best match for Serrano ham and specially Jabugo. Aged cheeses from any origin such as Parmiggiano, Manchego and Cheddar.
"Vines, like people, often reach their peak in the face of adversity. This highly limited cuvée is hand made from 100-year-old vines that suffer daily to survive in dense slate soils on steep hillsides. Their fruit offers a unique mineral complexity that could come from no other place on earth and has done so since Carthusian monks first planted vines in This multiple-award-winning Priorat wine comes from the fruit of vines that struggle daily to survive in dense slate soils on steep hillsides. Finca el Puig shows the classic typicity of "Priorat" wines, with a great balance between structure, texture, fruit and freshness. Finca el Puig is also the name of our main plantation, from which we obtain the grapes to make this wine, which faithfully shows the soil and climatic characteristics of this wonderful piece of land. Garnacha predominates along with the presence of other varieties such as Carignan and, to a lesser extent, Cabernet and Syrah. Priorat in the 12th century (Priorat is the Catalan word for 'priory'). This majestic estate-bottled red is richly aromatic with flavours of raspberry and blackberry. Finca El Puig is an ideal match for paella, rice dishes, duck, game and red meats."
About the Winery:
Gran Clos has 32 hectares of the finest vineyards in Priorat with the oldest vines being over 100 years of age. They were rated the #1 winery in Priorat in a 10 year blind tasting by the top critics, sommeliers and international judges. Gran Clos's oldest vines are over 100 years old, and the primary plantings are Garnacha and Carinena. They also have small plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo and Syrah.