2016 Marqués de Griñón Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Michel Rolland consulting
  • One of only 21 Pagos in Spain
  • 40+ year old vines
  • Family producer since 1292
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About the Wine

The Marqués de Griñón, aka Carlos Falco, is one of the most important producers in all of Spain. He was a founding member of the Pago classification in Spain, guaranteeing that wine produced at his estate meets a certain standard of quality. He was one of the first producers in the region to start using international varieties in his vineyards, such as Cabernet and other Bordeaux varietals. On top of all of that, he is constantly striving to improve. Falco brings in internationally known consultants, such as Michel Roland, to help improve his product. These wines are deep, powerful and should not be missed.

Dominio de Valdepusa has been in the noble family of Carlos Falcó Fernandez de Córdova, the Marquis of Griñon, since 1292. Falcó graduated from the University of California Davis with a degree in viticulture and oenology in 1964. He returned home and began making wine, all the while pushing the boundaries of winemaking as set by Francoist Spain.

This wine is produced from a pioneer vineyard of Cabernet Sauvignon in Castilla-La Mancha, planted in the early 1970s, which was also the world’s first drip-irrigated commercial vineyard. This wine is made entirely from Cabernet Sauvignon that fermented separately by parcel in stainless steel followed by 12-18 months in French oak.

Tasting Notes: Deep purple in color, this Cabernet Sauvignon bursts from the glass with aromas of black cherries, wild berry fruits and sweet spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate and tobacco. It is expansive on the palate: full-bodied, well-structured with fine, integrated tannins, and outstanding depth.

Reviews

A bold cabernet with dark cherries and cassis and a wealth of rich, ripe tannin on the palate, making a strong, flavorful impression. Drink or hold.~ 92 James Suckling

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