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