Castillo Perelada 3 Fincas Crianza 2009
With a 700-year winemaking history and a world-renowned grandeur, Castillo Perelada is one of the most symbolic landmarks of the Emporda. The East Wing of the castle is fortified with two impressive towers at its corners. The image of these two towers, reflected in the nearby lake, has become a trademark of the wines and cavas of Castillo Perelada. In 1923, the castle was purchased by Miguel Mateu Pla, whose dream was to revitalize the oenological traditions of the area. Discovering an old wine cellar underneath the cloisters, Don Miguel decided to start making wine and fell in love with it. He died in 1972 but his legacy remains alive in the heritage left behind at Perelada and in the memories of all those who knew him. They have been a host to major events and visits from key figures (e.g. royal weddings and presidents of the United States), and today their wines are well-known. To make this wine, Castillo Perelada used grapes from 3 of its Emporda vineyards, each with their own microclimate. The soil heterogeneity in this region is unique and allows them to make wines with an extremely wide range of nuances.
35% Garnatxa (Grenache), 35% Carinyena (Carignan), 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot. Cherry red color. In the nose there's a predominance of red fruits and spices, nicely blended with aging notes. In the mouth it is round, fresh, with fine tannins. This is a long and enveloping wine.