2020 Gil Family Estates Can Blau Mas de Can Blau
The Mas Can Blau is the top model of the Can Blau winery from Montsant. This top region is located in the north of Spain and surrounds the Priorat. If the entire area is represented as one end then the yolk is the Priorat and the white is the Montsant. The altitude, the influence of the sea and especially the unique terroir of slate make this region highly sought after with iconic wineries such as Universal, Rene Barbier, Palacios. For several years now, the enterprising Gil family (also Juan Gil, Clio, Nido) has owned the beautiful Celler Can Blau winery here and aims to develop a line of high-quality wines from the indigenous grape varieties (Syrah, Monastrell, Grenache, Cargigan). . The wines are made by Australian winemaker Sarah Morris - known for her famous indigenous blends.
The Mas Can Blau is Celler Can Blau's top model and is only made in the top years. The Garnacha vineyards are planted in slate soils -llicorella-, the Cariñena vineyards grow in clay soils and the Syrah vineyards are located in limestone soils to obtain this complex wine. After manual picking, the grapes from the best plots are selected for the Mas Can Blau. The maceration fermentation takes place in small stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation and subsequent maturation in new French oak barrels for 18 months.
The wine has a dark purple color with a seductively perfumed bouquet reminiscent of smoky blackberries, currants and vanilla, with a powerful floral and spicy note. There is a perfect balance between warm notes of macerated fruit and memories of slate terroir. Full, meaty and powerful in the mouth, concentrated and tasty but not excessive and a surprising elegance with a long, broad and persistent aftertaste. This beautiful Montsant is a perfect accompaniment to grilled or roasted red meat, game and small game stews, poultry, rice, roasts, salted and blue cheeses and mushrooms, stews.
If the yolk of an egg represents the Priorat, then the egg white is the Denominacion de Origin 'Montsant'. In horseshoe shape around the famous Priorat region. For several years now, the enterprising Gil family (famous with their Clio, Silver and Blue Label and of course the iconic El Nido) has owned the beautiful winery Can Blau here. The 35-year-old vineyards are planted with the typical autochthonous grape varieties: Mazuela, Syrah and Garnacha. The wines receive unanimously very high ratings from the international wine journalists.
Can Blau has the typical scarlet color of the red wines from the Priorat region, where the Montsant Designation of Origin is located. The Can Blau wines are made from the typical Montasant/Priorat grapes coming from different terroirs and all this together gives the uniqueness of the wines of Can Blau. The tannic Cariñena grape is harvested from the valleys of the clay soils. The tasty Syrah grapes grow on the steep limestone slopes. The Garnacha grape sprouts from the old and dark slate of the Priorat. The allure created by the combination of these three varieties in different proportions leads to the red wines of Cellers Can Blau.
About Juan Gil Family Estates
The Juan Gil Family Estates include:
- Juan Gil
- Can Blau
- El Nido
- Lagar Da Condesa
- Llicorella Vins
|Type of Wine
|Carignan, Grenache, Monastrell, Syrah-Shiraz
|Drinking as of
|Earthy, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Tannines, Full
|Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard