The Montsant appellation in Spain, where Cellar Can Blau is located, is shaped like a horseshoe because it surrounds the Priorat appellation on three sides. This is a new operation and the owners selected the village of Mas Roig as the base of operations and purchased 60 acres of vineyards with an average age of 35 years. The winemaking team for this inaugural wine is Australian Liz Reed and Catalan winemaker Ricard Rofes.
Can Blau is a Carignan, Syrah and Garnacha blend. It is purple-colored with a nose of cedar, mineral, baking spices, blueberry, and black cherry. This leads to a full-bodied wine with layers of flavor, enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years, and a pure, fruit-filled finish. It will be at its peak from 2010 to 2018.
|Wine maker notes
|The vineyards of Garnacha planted on soils of slate-llicorella-, Carinena vineyards grow on clay soils and Syrah vineyards located on limestone soils to obtain this complex wine after spending 4 months in French oak barrels.
|Cellers Can Blau, founded in 2003, is one of the oldest projects of the Gil Family in Jumilla. Placed in El Molar, in the D.O. Montsant, this winery is the most diverse project regarding the grape varieties and the type of soils. The D.O. Montsant is nowadays releasing at its best the enological quality of its wines. Differently from its illustrious adjacent D.O. Priorato, in D.O. Montsant we work with unique varieties such as Carinena or Mazuelo and Grenache, planted in and adapted to different types of soils. Nuria Lopez Sarroca is the person in charge of the technical direction of the Winery.