(Bodega Clos Mogador)
It was in this bodega that the new Priorat movement began. René Barbier is considered the father of “Modern Priorat”, an era which started in the late 1980’s and crystallised into the “Clos” movement. He was the first to have real belief in the area’s potential to produce world-class wines. Barbier was a visionary who brought together and motivated a group of friends to follow a dream, to embark on an adventure and to create a new lifestyle.
This family-run winery, where two generation currently work side by side, was founded in Gratallops in 1979. Their Clos Mogador is the symbol of a revolution, the pure expression of Priorat terroir, and is one of the most highly-respected wines in Spain.
A purplish Picota cherry colour, very dense. Fine, slow-falling tears.
Immensely complex. It needs time in the glass before it reveals all its aromatic sequences. Mediterranean herb and balsamic aromas. Discernible ripe, dark fruit and graphite notes. Very elegant aromas of nutmeg and cocoa.
Luscious, coating the palate. Excellent maturity with smooth, well blended tannin. Aromas of blended fruit and menthol. An expressive, very long finish. A Priorat thoroughbred.
Originating from one of Spain’s most beautiful vineyards, a natural slate amphitheatre sitting above the River Siurana, growing predominantly local varieties but also some more unusual varieties. This Priorat is different from the rest, with a greater tendency to refinement and less concentration. In this vintage it boasts an abundance of balsamic, mineral and scrubland notes, with plenty of body, very well balanced and immensely elegant.
It will be at its very best after a few years’ ageing and is one of the most consistent and outstanding Priorats on the market.
We recommend pairing it with an oven-cooked shoulder of lamb with aromatic herbs.
Wine glass by RIEDEL, SOMMELIERS collection, HERMITAGE model.