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The D.O. Montsant, where Can Blau is located is horse shoe shaped appellation that surrounds the D.O. Priorat on three sides. It should have been included on the Priorat appellation but was excluded when it was designated. The winery selected the village of Mas Roig as the base of operations and purchased 60 acres of vineyards with an average age of 35 years. The varietal, Cariñena, was planted on sandy clay soil; Syrah on chalky soils and the Garnacha on slate, llicorella. The soils are similar in both areas with Montsant being a bit more complex with a mixture of slate (llicorella) clay and granite.
Wine SpectatorThis fleshy red is broad and a bit clumsy, with roasted plum, dried herb, coffee and light earthy and balsamic flavors. A rustic style, but generous. Mazuelo, Syrah and Garnacha. Drink now through 2020. 6,000 cases made.