Spot Offer #118: 2012 Clos Mogador
It’s hard to come up with superlatives to describe Clos Mogador which haven’t already been used. There is something so seemingly mythical and lyrical – even poetic – about this iconic Spanish winery; a project driven by an abundant and authentic love of wine, family and history. An hour or so north of Barcelona we come upon one of the most scenic and magical wine regions I’ve ever had the privilege to visit.
Wine of the Week #1524: 2007 Clos Figueras Priorat
If you’ve been following our newsletters for any period of time, you’ll know that I’ve got a bit of a thing for old vines – and the impact they can have on wine quality: low yields, stunning complexity and breathtaking concentration.
Spot Offer #107: 2013 Clos Figueras “Serras del Priorat”
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.
Wine of the Week #1504: 2010 Espectacle del Montsant
Espectacle is a 100% Garnacha red grown in the Montsant DO of Spain – adjacent to the celebrated wines of Priorat – and is owned by Réné and Isabelle Barbier (Owners of Clos Mogador in Priorat), Fernando and Marta Zamora (Oenologists and teachers at University of Tarragona), and Charlotte and Christopher Cannan (Owners of Clos Figueras in Priorat). Here, on the highest elevation site in the appellation, we find the source for what has become a true “nectar of the gods”.
7 Insider Tips for Pairing Wine with Vegetarian Cuisine
It seems that great attention is paid to pairing wines with proteins (meat, fish, cheese, etc) but less attention has been paid to pairing wines with amazing farm fresh seasonal vegetables or vegetarian dishes.
Emilio Lustau: Most Awarded European Winery @ 2015 International Wine Challenge
The International Wine Challenge is the most influential wine awards competition in the world. Now in its 32nd year, the IWC is accepted as the world’s finest and most meticulously judged wine competition – which assesses every wine blind and judges each for its faithfulness to style, region and vintage. Throughout the rigorous judging processes, each medal-winning wine is tasted on three separate occasions by at least 10 different judges and awards include medals (Trophy, Gold, Silver, Bronze) and Commended and Great Value awards.
Rave Review: eRobertParker.com on 2013 Clos Mogador “Clos Nelin”- 94 Points!
WINERY PROFILE | Clos Mogador “The 2013 Clos Nelin was bottled in April 2015, so it has had a much longer élevage than before and they even hope to hold…
Rave Review: VinousMedia.com on 2013 Clos Figueras “Font de la Figuera” White – 91 Points!
WINERY PROFILE | Clos Figueras “(85% viognier, 10% garnacha blanca and 5% chenin blanc): Vivid straw color. Lively citrus pith and pear skin aromas are complicated by anise, white flowers…