(Bodega Clos d´Agon)
This is an interesting Catalan wine business, created in 1998 by six Swiss friends with links to the wine world. It is based in the pretty village of Calonge, just five kilometres from the coast, at the foot of the Gavarres natural park, its Mediterranean character permeating a unique, bucolic area which has been associated with wine for centuries. They have 15 hectares of vineyards where they have perfected the growing of Bordeaux grape varieties along with white varietals from the Rhône such as Viogner, Marsanne and Roussanne. Having had recourse right from the outset to technical advice from the renowned oenologist, Peter Sissek, owner and creator of Pingus in Ribera del Duero, they have achieved their objective of positioning themselves, year after year, as a benchmark of Spanish wine quality, very well received in international markets.
Very intense cherry red with a blackberry coloured rim.
Creamy, very fruity, with hints of dark jammy fruit. Very strong but not unpleasant notes of cocoa and vanilla. Delicious.
Fresh, surprisingly it is not heavy but in fact very smooth. Dark aromas with notes of graphite. Well polished tannin although still very young. Pronounced toasted aromas and a luscious, long aftertaste.
A full rugged style of Bordeaux character lies deep in the guts of this 2010 which illustrates the maturity of the Swiss Catalan venture started in the late 90's and which, fifteen years later, is still as groundbreaking in Spain as it was at its inception. The tasty wine produced by this vintage faithfully reflects the Mediterranean personality which characterizes it and is nicely embellished by the intelligent use of oak. It is a creamy red wine, which almost melts in the mouth and exudes delicious flavours and pure class. You can count on it to surprise guests at the dinner table and it will suit any wine enthusiasts wanting to top off their cellar with some Girona red wines with a French accent. Pairing this wine with heartier dishes could be a trump move. Here's our suggestion, white fish with a bordelaise sauce and mushrooms ... a nice change from meat!
Glass by RIEDEL, VITIS collection, CABERNET model