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. Summers are long, dry and hot, although the temperature may fall to zero in winter. Average annual temperature: 15°C. Average rainfall: 400-600 mm.
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“In the nose this is a wine with a high intensity, concentrated, with ageing notes left by the toasted barrels, smoked, cocoa and incense notes, without forgetting the generous fruit (ripe red fruits), the wild herbs and a certain minerality which is typical of the area. In the mouth it is
tasteful, juicy, with a generous acidity very well blended with the ripe tannins. A deep wine. It displays ageing notes in the after taste and it has a long finish”.Guía Vivir el Vino 2008
The 2006 Cruor offers up restrained toast and spice notes leading to an elegantly styled wine with savory flavors and a lengthy, seamless finish. Drink this tasty effort over the next 6-8 years. The 2004 Cruor stands head and shoulders above its siblings. It was a superb vintage in Priorat and this wine reflects the ideal conditions of the growing season. It offers up the most expressive aromatics, a kinky concoction of herbs, tar, tapenade, and black cherry. Dense, rich, full-bodied, and multi-dimensional, this lengthy wine tastes like a Priorat selling for three times the price. Rating 89 - Jay Miller, Wine Advocate (MAY/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
Garnatxa (30%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%), Merlot (20%), Syrah (15%), Monastrell (10%).
Cherry red colour.
Intense aromas of red and black forest fruits, plums and almonds.
In the mouth it is smooth and round, with ripe, fine tannins. It has a fresh acidity. Elegant and well balanced. Persistent in the mouth, with
some strawberry and raspberry aromas.
Serve at 18ºC. Due to its structure and the fact that it has been subjected only to a minimum clarification process, this wine can contain natural sediments. Decantation recommended.
Medals & Trophies
Gold Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2010
Gold Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2010
Gold Medal - Best Spanish Wines in Russia 2009