2021 Gil Family Estates Can Blau El Nen del Celler

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Catalunya
Appellation Montsant (Appellation)
Winery Can Blau
Vintage 2021
Grape Carignan Grenache Monastrell Syrah-Shiraz
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2022 - 2026
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Juan Gil, a family business founded in 1916 in the center of the city of Jumilla, is the champion of putting the Jumilia on the map as a (top) wine region and has led to several generations of winemakers emerging in recent decades to exploit its incredible potential. of this region. True to its origins, Juan Gil has seamlessly merged tradition and the latest technology with respect for the environment. Juan Gill is also the creator of the famous Clio and the world-famous El Nido. The Celler Can Blau project aims to develop a line of high-quality wines from indigenous grape varieties (Syrah, Monastrell, Grenache, Cargigan). This cuvee shows the hand of Australian winemaker Sarah Morris - known for the famous indigenous blends.

The El Nen de Celler from Can Blau is a young red wine made from Garnacha, Cariñena, Tempranillo & Syrah. The grapes from Garnacha vineyards planted on slate soils – also called Llicorella, together with the Cariñena vines grown on clay soils and the Syrah & Tempranillo vines on limestone soils, have been harvested on separate dates and developed separately. Once the different wines were obtained, a blending process was carried out to obtain this very pleasant fruity wine. You will often see this wine, especially in bars and restaurants in the Barcelona region and on the coast, because it is very popular there and therefore more difficult to obtain outside Spain. In the glass, the El Nen de Celler has a cherry red color with a garnet-colored cast on the edge of the glass. Intense aromas of red fruit, pleasant entry into the mouth with notes of black fruit and a light mineral touch. Long and persistent in the middle of the mouth with great acidity, resulting in a full feeling in the mouth. The price/quality of this wine is unbeatable and it is a pity that we, as importers of Juan Gil, only have so little of this delicious wine.

Vineyard for 2021 Gil Family Estates Can Blau El Nen del Celler

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
  • Shaya
  • Can Blau
  • Tridente
  • Atalaya
  • Morca
  • Ateca
  • El Nido
  • Lagar Da Condesa
  • Llicorella Vins


More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Catalunya
Appellation Montsant (Appellation)
Winery Can Blau
Grape Carignan, Grenache, Monastrell, Syrah-Shiraz
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan Yes
Vintage 2021
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2026
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Dry, Fruity, Red fruit, Flexible
Drink moments Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag
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