Gratavinum Priorat 2011

Gratavinum Priorat 2011

£30.55

2 in stock

A Smooth and elegant Spanish Organic Wine with dark colour and intense big flavour.

2 in stock

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Description

Gratavinum was established in 2003 when the owners of Parés Baltà – brothers Joan and Josep Cusiné and their winemaking wives MªElena Jiménez and Marta Casas – decided to invest in the wild Priorat landscape. The estate, which takes its name from the contraction of Gratallops (the name of the village where the winery is located) and Vinum (Latin for wine), is run by the Cusiné family and winemaker Jordi Fernandez. Today, Gratavinum possesses 17 organically-farmed hectares of terraced vineyards, which are rich in Llicorella, a slate and quartz soil. Working with old vines of indigenous grapes as well as newcomer varietals, they produce powerful; structures wines with the distinctive mineral character of Priorat.

A blend of varietals, Grenache, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah a pre-cold maceration takes place for 7 days followed by 16 days fermentation at a temperature of 25% in stainless steel. Aged in French and Hungarian oak with a percentage in clay and demijohn for 12c months this lovely rounded wine has a deep purple colour with some ruby tinges.  It is aromatic and intense with aromas of preserved red fruit with hints of toast from the oak.  Soft and smooth with fruity and mineral character and ripe tannins.  The finish is smooth and lengthy.    This wine has potential to age for several more years.

 

Perfect to accompany Game, Rich Stews, Spicy Pasta and Pizza and Tapas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional information

ABV%

15%

Bottle Size

75cl

Closure

Cork

Colour

Red

Food Match

Game, Rich Pasta Dishes, Rich Stews, Tapas

Country

Spain

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Grenache, Syrah

Producer

Gratavinum

Region

Priorat

Organic

Yes

Type

Still

Year/Vintage

2011

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