This interesting Spanish red wine bears the name of a rural trail that traverses the Priorat region.
Produced by Casa Gran del Siurana, GR-174 is made from grapes coming from the 11 villages that constitute the Priorat DOC.
The vines are planted in soils composed of black and red slate. Harvested by hand, the grapes were destemmed, macerated and separately fermented.
After that, half of the grapes completed malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels and were subsequently aged for 4 months.
Aerate GR-174 2018 30 minutes before drinking.
The red wine GR-174 has a medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a ruby rim.
This young red wine from Priorat smells of red and black fruit, amarena cherries, flowers, tobacco leaves, balsam and dark mineral.
Fresh and deep, this blend of 7 varieties produced by Casa Gran del Siurana brings to mind raspberries and blueberries, alongisde nuances of Mediterranean garrigue, menthol, toast and spices. Smooth and well-balanced, with a tense acidity and a medium, mineral finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Characterful but not overpowering, GR-174 2018 is a fairly good introduction to Priorat.
Peñín 90. El País Wine Yearbook 90. Vivir el Vino Guide 91. Guia de Vins de Catalunya 9,09/10.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||4|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha Tinta 32%, Syrah 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Samsó 16%, Merlot 6%, Cabernet Franc 3%, Ull de Llebre 3%.|
|Pairings||Birds, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Hamburgers , Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Appetizer, Barbecue, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|
An honest, unpretentious Priorat that works very well for me. Commended.
Here you have the Priorat trademark and also a good drinkability. I've shared this wine with some fellow drinkers who at first were not very prone to drinking Priorat. It worked wonders, and now most of therm are fans of the region.