Creu Celta comes from Salanques, one of the coolest climates in Priorat. The McAlindon family established a vineyard in this region in 2003. It is a mixture of very old vines (60 – 80 years) plus vines planted nearly 20 years ago. The symbol for Creu Celta (‘Celtic Cross’ in Catalan) is inspired by the 15th Century High Cross found on Devenish Island in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, reflecting the origins of the owners. Grown on traditional llicorella soil, a type of slate, the vines have to struggle to survive in this dry mountainous climate, but those that do yield exceptionally concentrated fruit, which give complex and long-lived wines.
Creu Celta has lovely chocolate, cherry, plum, pine and smoky nuances and the finish is rich, complex and satisfying. This is a typical blend for the region, Garnatxa (Garnacha) dominant with 30% Syrah. It is ideal for red meats and hard cheeses.
Priorat DOQ Creu Celta