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can blau montsant red blend - practicing organic

A wine of the Juan Gil Group, Blau is produced in the DO Montsant. This expressive Spanish red wine is made from a blend of Samsó (a.k.a Carignan), Grenache and Syrah, all of them grown in different kinds of soils. Crafted by the Can Blau winery, the grapes were carefully selected and fermented in stainless steel tanks. After that, Blau 2018 was aged in French oak barrels for a brief period of 4 months, in order not to suffocate the quality of the fruit.

Sourced from estate vineyards, averaging 40 years old, that are located at about 2,000 feet along the sloping sides of the Sierra de Montsant. All of the vineyards are dry-farmed without use of pesticides or herbicides and the winery is solar-powered. Each varietal is hand-harvested and fermented separately before being transferred to French oak barrels for 4 months aging. The bright acidity of Mazuelo is perfectly complemented by the bold fruit and earthy flavors of Garnacha and Syrah. Spice-accented black & blue fruit aromas complemented by violets and woodsmoke. Round and juicy on the palate, zesty acidity, framed by gentle tannins.Blend: 50% Mazuelo/Samso (Carignan), 25% Garnacha, 25% Syrah

92 Decanter  Great nose! The Syrah lifts and adds fruit complexity. A delicious, good value example with fresh acidity, dark fruits and well-integrated oak.
 
91 James Suckling  A vibrant nose with ripe dark berries, as well as an earthy thread. The palate has such rich, fleshy fruit that sails on fine, velvety tannin. Impressive purity, too. Drink or hold.
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