Red wine Roble. 4 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Syrah, Cariñena, Garnacha Tinta
D.O. Montsant El Molar-Tarragona_ Cellers Can Blau Winery. Juan Gil Family Wineries.
Cellers Can Blau de Montsant winery is part of one of the seven wineries that belong to the Orowines group. Characterizing like the rest, of own wineries and vineyards where what they want to show is the personality of each of the areas they represent through their vineyards.
Montsant, name of mountain range and natural park, with its old vines between 200 and 700 meters above sea level.
This wine is a mixture of grapes planted in different types of soils that adapt to each variety and a great diversity is obtained. On the one hand we have Cariñena (50%) planted on clay soils, Syrah (25%) planted on limestone soils and Garnacha (25%) planted on metamorphic rock soils known as licorella.
The climate in this area is Mediterranean but with a certain continentality. The mountains act as a natural barrier to maritime influence, which causes a great thermal oscillation between day and night. In general, winters are cold and summers are dry and hot.
There are many ways to define a wine. There are those who appeal to the senses and there are those who assure that each wine is the result of the sum of the variety, the human factor and the territory that is marked by climate and land, and in this case, it is noticeable.
An original and seductive wine that glides through the senses with character but without aggressiveness. And with a potential to enjoy it now or in one or two years.
OBSERVATIONS AND CURIOSITIES:
Montsant is a denomination located in the province of Tarragona, enveloping the denomination of Priorat. It is a denomination of young origin, although it is located in a land with a long history of winemaking tradition.
One of the questions that most frequently revolves around an issue that has been generating an interesting debate for years: What is the main difference between Montsant and Priorat wines?
Mainly red wines made with Garnacha and Cariñena, they are sincere, wild and artisan wines. With a very good relationship between its great quality / price and its old, velvety red strains are the common hallmarks.
On the other hand, while the slate soils predominate in the Priorat, and are partly responsible for the enormous worldwide fame that these wines have harvested for their unique minerality, in the D.O Montsant the argilas and calcareous terrains predominate.
Another important aspect to consider is the rainfall, somewhat higher in the D.O Montsant, as well as the yields of the strains, also slightly higher in that area. For this reason, Montsant wines could be defined, always in general terms, as somewhat fresher and with a more marked fruit background than those of the D.O Priorat, more concentrated and mineral.
From Priorato to Montsant and vice versa / Phylloxera and cooperativism.
The cooperative movement emerged at the beginning of the last century. It was born in response to the need for survival, when the phylloxera plague ended a large part of the vineyards. In this situation, cooperativism was one of the few alternatives to move forward.
The proximity of both areas encourages sharing and exchanging experiences. Many of the Priorato processors have bought farms and built warehouses in the D.O. Montsant.
Wines to discover.
Montsant is considered by the specialized press as a rising value, and prestigious media such as "The Wine Spectator" do not hesitate to describe it as "a great discovery."
In this sense the quality of its wines is key but also its balanced value for money. The prestigious Spanish wine guide "Guia Peñin" states "the quality of Montsant wines and their good price make this region an excellent alternative."
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