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2011 Orowines Bluegray, Priorat DOCa, Spain

Wine Notes

Indicative blend: 45% Garnacha, 30% Carinena and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon - Carignan - Grenache blends are most notably used in the attention-grabbing wines of Priorat, north-eastern Spain. All three of these grape varieties are common to southern France and northern Spain. They are most notably blended together in the wines of Priorat, but are increasingly used together in modern-styled wines from Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence.

All three grapes are grown extensively in Spain and each may be produced as a varietal wine. In the blend, Cabernet Sauvignon provides much of the wine’s frame, and aromas of blackcurrant and cedar. Carignan brings additional color and ...more


Region
  • Priorat is a small, dynamic wine region in Catalonia, north-eastern Spain, whose intense, full-bodied red wines have shot to fame in the past few decades. The classic Priorat wine is made from old-vine Garnacha and Cariñena, and has concentrated aromas of licorice, tar and brandied cherries.

    Red Priorat wine (the region also produces tiny quantities of white and rosé) is exceptional in three key regards. First, it is one of very few world-class wine styles to be based on Grenache – a category in which it is joined only by red Chateauneuf-du-Pape and the top-end wines from California’s ...more

  • Catalonia (Catalunya in Catalan and Cataluña in Spanish) is a proudly independent region in the north-east of Spain. It stretches from the historic county (comarca) of Montsia in the south to the border with France in the north. The Mediterranean Sea forms its eastern border and offers 360 miles (580km)...more


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