CRUOR 2014, Gold at the Mundus Vini Competition. The essence of the Priorat wins award in Germany.
Held in Germany since 2001, with the participation of 6.700 wines from all over the world.
A total of 6700 wines from over 150 wine-growing regions around the world participated at the Spring tasting of Mundus Vini, the benchmark competition for the German market and of great relevance worldwide. It is in this setting that Cruor 2014 was awarded the Gold Medal.
Cruor 2014 is a “deep and elegant wine that beckons us into the Priorat with serenity”, as Anna Gallisà, the oenologist of the Casa Gran Del Siurana winery, defines it. Made from Carignan (42%), Grenache (38%) and Syrah (20%), the wine has aged 16 months in both new and second use French oak barrels. On sight, it seduces with its deep cherry robe, vibrant and intense. An ethereal fresh nose of Mediterranean herbs laced with balsamic notes and crushed spices melts into layers of dark forest berries. It caresses the palate with its velvety attack, then displays a fleshy, full-bodied texture balanced by a mouth-watering mid-palate. Its tanins are elegant, polished. A persistent wine, beautifully etching the essence of the Priorat.
The jury of this competition is made up by oenologists, winegrowers, distributors, sommeliers and specialized journalists from all over the world who taste the wines without being privy to information on their origin, in what are known as “blind tastings”. For 6 days, a total of 270 experts from 44 countries have evaluated and ranked the wines opting to receive one of the coveted medals of the MUNDUS VINI Competition which have been awarded since its beginnings in 2001.
Casa Gran del Siurana, located in Bellmunt del Priorat, has two single vineyard estates, La Casa Gran and La Fredat, that are clearly differentiated both by their orography and their soil types. At present, the vineyard is comprised by a total of 16,5 hectares combining authocthonous varietals (Grenache, Carignan) with foreign ones (Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot).