Alcor 2013

Alcor 2013


Alcor was the first wine from Can Grau Vell, named after a star in the constellation Ursa Major. The 2013 vintage is a blend of 46% Syrah, 28% Grenache, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Marseille and 12% Monastrell. Once harvested, they were 80% fermented in 500 L open oak barrels with manual punching and 20% in polyester vats with pump-overs. It macerated between 9 and 15 days, and malolactic fermentation was carried out in barrels, as well as the aging, of French oak (20% new barrel and 80% second wine) for 18 months. A slight filtration was carried out before bottling. Total production of 3,240 bottles and 150 magnums.

TASTING NOTES (Published in El Club October 2020)
Alcor 2013
has a nice deep garnet colour with brick red reflections. On the nose it is very seductive and complex, with notes of ripe red and black fruits, reminiscent of blackberry jam and ripe strawberries. Little by little, spicy touches of black pepper, roasted coffee, dried flowers, eucalyptus and smoke are shown. On the palate it has a silky and voluminous entry, full-bodied thanks to fleshy tannins already polished that surround the palate and give it a good structure. The finish is intense and very long, with notes of currant, toasted wood and tobacco. A corpulent red that is at an optimal moment and that will perfectly accompany large dishes of roast meat, game, and old goat and cow cheeses. To be enjoyed from now on and for the next 7 years, served between 15 and 16ºC in the New World Syrah glass from the Veritas series by Riedel (6449/30) or in the Cabernet / Merlot glass from the Veritas series by Riedel (6449/0 ).

"Alcor was the first wine from our first vintage in 2004, and it continues to be the mainstay of our wines," says Jordi Castellví.