Two terroirs with personality
After searching extensively for perfect land in the designation of origin area, we decided to purchase two plots of land, which greatly differ in terms of their orography and soil types, in the town of Bellmunt del Priorat.
La Casa Gran estate covers 10 hectares of deep flat land, mainly composed of sedimentary fluvial soils from the river Siurana. The vineyard houses the Casa Gran farmhouse, which lends its name to our bodega: a building with a history of three hundred years that was the former headquarters of the Carthusian monks of Scala Dei in ancient times.
On the other hand, La Fredat estate covers 40 hectares of mountainous terrace farming land with llicorella shale soils, the typical terroir of Priorat, composed of crumbled slate fragments that allow the vines to grow deep roots to make the most of the soil’s nutrients and become more resistant to high temperatures.
Having two terroirs with such different characteristics, in which we have planted a wide range of varieties, is crucial to the winemaking process of Cruor and Gran Cruor: complex wines that are full of nuances.