PARES BALTA 2007 GRATAVINUM PRIORAT
Gratavinum, named from the combination of the name of the village, Gratallops, and Vinum, wine in Latin, in honor to the Romans who introduced vine cultivation to Priorat many centuries ago. In the rugged landscape of the Priorat, vines struggle to survive. Gratavinum’s vineyards consist of old vine Carignan and Grenache that are typical of Priorat as well as Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, two newcomers that have adapted well to the harsh climate and the infertile soil. Gratavinum has 42 acres of organically grown and non-irrigated vineyards.
Wine Advocate - 90 points
“Deep crimson-colored, it offers a fragrant bouquet of wet rock, underbrush, black cherry,
plum, and licorice. Racy on the palate with lively acidity nicely balancing the wine’s full body,
it has layers of savory black fruits, spice box, and a lengthy finish. Give it 1-2 years to round
out and drink it from 2012 to 2019. “