Pago Casa Gran Valencia Falcata Casa Gran 2019, Spain
Press 92Pts JS “Aromas of dark cherries, cassis, dark chocolate and Mediterranean herbs. Full-bodied with creamy tannins and bright acidity. Textured and racy with a firm finish. A blend of garnacha tintorera, syrah and monastrell. From organically grown grapes. Vegan. Drink from 2022” ❣️
Falcata is the name of an Iberian sword that the Iberian people (currently Spain and Portugal) used to fight the Romans through the fourth century B.C.
This sword was a sign of distinction and was made by the crafters to the measurement of the warrior's arm. The sword was buried with the warrior at the time of his death, so the sword was personal and non-transferrable.
At the southern border of Casa Gran Estate we find a mountain called Bastida. On its top there is an ancient Iberian settlement. We name Falcata to a full family of our wines as a tribute to them and to be closer to our roots.
The label shows a Falcata driven into a grass-covered ground, where a native bird of vivid colors has settled. This same image, inspired on those times, could happen nowadays given that we have had the biodiversity restored.