Marques de Grinon Summa Varietalis 2010

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Marques de Grinon Summa Varietalis 2010

After Carlos Falco had finished his education in agriculture he returned back home to manage his family estate focusing on growing tobacco, fruit trees and olive. But in the process of importing apples from France, he also smuggled in some vine cuttings he could plant at the family estate. This would become the start of his fascination and journey into viticulture.


In 1974 when he decided to immerse himself into viticulture and winemaking full time he bought the Domino de Valdepusa estate in Toledo which would become his viticultural base. From here he established the family firm "Pagos de Familia Marqués de Griñón, S.A". 

Carlos Falcó has now written several books on viticulture and winemaking over the years, and is regarded as a Viticultural pioneer in Spain. He is also well known for the introduction of the Syrah and Petit Verdot grapes into Spanish Viticulture.

Carlos Falco is now married to Fatima and they have two children together. A son Duarte born in 1994 and a daughter Aldara born in 1997.


Summa Varietalis is a blend of 70% Syrah, 16% Petit Verdot and 14% Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes are grown on a soil of limestone and clay. The wine is fermented for 14 days in steel tanks then macerated on the skins for 7-14 days. After this the wine is moved to new french Oak Barriques where they are aged for a year and then bottled and put in the cellar for one more year. The winemaking process is now overseen by the famous Bordeaux Oenologist Michel Roland.


Marques de Grinon Summa Varietalis 2010

Very rich, complex and aromatic on the nose, dominated by notes of ripe black currants, cassis, black pepper and farmyard with hints of leather, sigar box, musk and hazelnuts. Intens flavours on the palate of with a smooth silky texture and a long mineral driven finish.

Pairs with: Lamb, Game

Drink: 8 - 10 years

Producer: Bodegas Marques de Grinon

Country: Spain

Region: La Mancha

Marius has worked in several parts of the wine business for the last 16 years. He is currently working as a Category Coordinator for wine and spirits in the Travel Retail business. He is also a part of a tasting panel for the financial newspaper in Norway and writes articles and lectures in his spare time.Marius has a huge passion and dedication for the wine and spirits industry. He is a certified Sommelier and is currently undertaking the WSET Diploma in wines and spirits education.