Excellent Syrah Value From DO de Dominio de Pago Valdepusa
|Xandra Falco, Director General, CEO|
I especially like the Caliza for its value, and variety. You don't typically think of Spain, when you think of Syrah; and I love what this varietal can do in the hands of good winemakers in atypical locations. This is a prime example. The name Caliza is a reference to the limestone soil, in which these vines are planted, that significantly influences the wine's character.
Other Marquis De Grinon wines include a 100% Syrah, and the "Emeritus", their top cuvee which is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Petit Verdot and 5% Syrah. I tasted both, but did not makes specific notes. They were both excellent and complex, with the Emeritus having a structure clearly built for longevity.
|Caliza, with the Image of a Limestone on the Label|