Vinous Reverie Notes
This wine is considered the "Crianza" of the estate although Cal Grau prefers to vinify and mature each of their wines according to what is best for each vintage instead of strict schedules. The name is from an elderly lady of the area who viewed the rocky and undulating terrain as being good for her health from her daily walks through the vineyards. Tasting Notes: The blend of 50 percent Garnacha and 50 percent Cariñena produces initial aromas of violets, dark plums, rich old roses, and cherries but there are also interesting hints of smoky minerals from the broken slate terrain. Flavors are of rich plums, blackberries, blueberries, and dark cherries along with hints of licorice and tobacco. The flavors are actually quite bold but perfectly complemented by the wine's refreshing minerality and firm tannins which flow smoothly across the palate. The medium mouthfeel is also perfectly balanced with very nice acidity.