[ 2015 Clos Figueras “Serras del Priorat” ]


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[ Why We Love It: ]

The playful label adorning this bottle belies the impressive nectar you’ll discover after pulling the cork. Produced by the Cannan family, owners of Clos Figueras, this wine is a delicious introduction to the style and profile of Spain’s Priorat appellation. With a winemaking heritage originally dating back to Roman times, one can only imagine that these dramatic cliffside vineyards proved too challenging and too expensive a place to make wine – and has only reemerged over the past couple of decades as a preeminent wine producing region of Spain.

This terroir is unique both in its climate and geography, creating a place where grape vines are forced to struggle immensely against nature just to survive and yield a crop. This struggle means that each vine produces very few clusters of fruit, and these scarce clusters tend to have very small berries. This remarkable low ratio of juice to skin is important in that it leads to staggeringly intense and concentrated wines. These features have helped make the wines of Priorat in general, and Clos Figueras in particular, amongst the most sought after Spanish reds in our entire line-up.

[ Recipes & Food Pairings: ]

Duck Confit + Cranberry Stuffed Taquitos – RECIPE

Lamb Chops w/ Pomegranate-Pistachio Couscous – RECIPE

Skirt Steak w/ Shallot, Thyme + Mustard Sauce – RECIPE

[ Price: ]

BOTTLE: $38.95

CASE: $233.70

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[ Technical Specs: ]

ALCOHOL: 14.5%

BOTTLE: 750mL

CASE PACK: 6 x 750mL

GRAPES: 85% Grenache & 20% Carignan (30-60 years old), 10% Syrah + 5% Cabernet Sauvignon & Mourvedre

VINEYARD AGE: 30 to 60 year old Grenache & Carignan

CLOSURE: Natural Cork

CELLAR POTENTIAL: 5 to 7 years

SERVING TEMPERATURE: 17°C to 18°C

[ Tasting Notes: ]

“Red wine red with good training teardrop and clean. Intense black fruit bouquet and licorice scent follows the Mediterranean forest aromas, with some spicy and minty notes well integrated.”

Winemaker Tasting Notes

2012, 2013 & 2014 vintages all scored 90/100 points by Wine Advocate

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#Grenache #Carignan #Priorat #Clos Figueras #Spain