Marques de Grinon Dominio de Valdepusa Caliza 2011

Marques de Grinon Dominio de Valdepusa Caliza 2011


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Deep purple in color with ruby reflections, this wine shows alluring notes of blackberries and cassis with undertones of cinnamon and minerality. On the palate, it is beautifully full-bodied and silky with refreshing acidity and flavors that unfold into the long-lasting finish. Food Pairing: Pair this wine with Spanish-style sirloin, prime rib, rich terrines, or pisto manchego.
Category Red Wine
Country Spain
Region Castile-La Mancha
Brand Marques de Grinon
Alcohol/vol 14.6%
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Wine SpectatorCurrant, black olive, sanguine and espresso flavors mingle in this powerful red. Muscular tannins and balsamic acidity lend formidable structure, but this stays fresh on the finish. An austere, savory style. Best from 2017 through 2024. 7,500 cases made.

Thomas Matthews, April 30, 2016
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Wine AdvocateCaliza is the name given to calcareous, chalky soils in Spanish, and it's the dominant soil in The Dominio de Valdepusa vineyards in Malpica de Tajo that gave name to the 2011 Caliza, a blend of Syrah, Petit Verdot and Graciano. Most of the wines are produced with a long maceration (four weeks), ten months aging in French oak barrels and bottled unfiltered and unfined. Quite dark-colored, the nose shows quite unusual aromas of biscuits, olive skin, mint, Mediterranean herbs, paprika and a touch of leather. The palate is medium to full-bodied with balsamic flavors and abundant, slightly dusty tannins. Good value. 88,000 bottles.

Luis Gutierrez, February 2015