GRAN CRUOR 2011

Our winery’s reference wine. Syrah, a Mediterranean variety which loves the soils and climate of Priorat, provides exceptional wines.

At La Fredat, in the Coll de la Marina district, Syrah grows almost perpendicular to the summer sun. Only at a late hour of the day do the dying rays shine directly on the grapes. In the meantime, at Boves Fresques, Syrah grows with its back to the sun, catching the heat and light as much from the atmosphere as from the radiation of the black soil. The grapes hang in loose clusters, ripening slowly and gently.

The soil is pure llicorella in which the vine roots grow deeply to extract the full character of the land.

The finest grapes are carefully selected before being taken to the winery where they undergo very long maceration in order to extract the maximum content from the pulp and skins, transferring the essence of both the soil and the year to the wine.

Later, 18 months’ ageing in new French oak casks tames the impetuosity, structure and power of the wine, making it elegant and well rounded.

After maturation, the finest casks from each property are selected. Differences in barrel toasting are also taken into account in order to give refinement and expressiveness to the final blend.

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What the critics say

VINTAGE GUIDE / MAGAZINE SCORE
2010 Guía Peñín 2016 93 points. Excellent wine.
2010 The Wine Advocate, February 2014, USA 92 PARKER POINTS
2009 La Guía Vivir el Vino 2015, Spain. 95 points. Exceptional wine.
2009 Anuario de Vinos El País 2016. Spain. 94 points. Excellent.
2009 Guía Peñín 2015. Spain. 93 points. Excellent wine.
2009 The Wine Advocate,
May 2012, USA.
92 PARKER POINTS.

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Awards

VINTAGE 2009

Gold Medal

Sélections Mondiales des Vins 2015

(Canada).