Claraval is a signature wine that is named "Clairvaux" of the architectural elements of the churches and cathedrals, which act as windows to collect the light outside. Made from the grape varieties of 50% Grenache from vineyards over 40 years, 20% Tempranillo, 10% Syrah and 20% Cabernet, from municipalities and Castejón of Alarba Acered in D.O. Calatayud. The plots, located on slopes, at an altitude of 700-1000 m, of slate and quartzite, giving mineral notes. The selection of grapes in the field, the harvest is done by hand, and the optimum moment during the first week of October the Cabernet, Syrah and Tempranillo and second week of October Garnacha Tinta del Pais. The varieties are vinified separately, at a controlled temperature between 25ºC and 28ºC. Left on their 20 days. Alcohol: 14.5% vol. Tasting notes: Cherry red robe, with violet tones. Bright. On the nose, intense with ripe fruit, blackcurrant and prune. Complex, with floral and mineral notes. The palate is rich with sweet tannin, good body, soft and structured, with good ending. A balanced wine.
The Wine Advocate. February 2008. Jay S Miller: 91 points Parker. "The 2006 Claraval, 50% Old Vine Garnacha, 20% Tempranillo, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Syrah, was sourced from higher elevation vineyards. Opaque purple-colored, the wine coats the glass. It gives up an alluring aromatic array of wood smoke, mineral, scorched earth, black cherry, black raspberry, and violets. This leads to a medium to full-bodied, layered wine with loads of sweet, spicy dark fruit flavors, ripe tannin, good balance, and a long, pure finish. Give it 2-3 years to blossom and drink it through 2020."