Overview of the Wine
Christopher Cannan purchased Clos Figueres in 1997 on the advice of René Barbier of Clos Mogador. The vineyards cover some 10 hectares. There are about 2500 old Carignan and Grenache vines planted more than 20 years ago for the Clos Figueres label. The remainder, about 50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, some Cabernet Sauvignon and Mourvèdre were planted in 1998 and are used for the production of Font de la Figuera. The location is just to the north of Gratallops on terraced slopes of pure schist, the soil responsible for the finest wines of Priorat. From these high terraces, the views are wonderful...in one direction the famous Ermita vineyard and the craggy Montsant mountain range behind it; in the other a long-distance vista featuring the Ebro Valley and more mountains beyond.
René Barbier's team takes care of the vineyards as well as the vinification and ageing of the wines. Clos Figueres now ranks with the best of Priorat, while the second wine, Font de la Figuera, represents remarkable value for the region. Recently, they have also launched production of a unique and exciting white Priorat, based on rich Garnacha Blanca, with 10% Viognier to add lift and aromatic complexity.
Garnacha, Cariñena, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Intense color, medium body, purple, clean and bright. Primary aromas of red fruit and subtle floral touches. Notes of minerality, vanilla and Mediterranean herbs.
Fresh and wide entry in the mouth, long finish. It stands out for having round and soft tannins, a balanced acidity and a pleasant freshness.
Pair with appetizers, barbecue, pasta, rice, grilled vegetables and healthy salads.
91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The young and juicy red 2021 Serras del Priorat is a blend of Garnacha, Cariñena, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon produced in an approachable way. It has a soft palate and round tannins achieved through maturing it in used 300- and 500-liter French oak barrels for seven months. It's fruit-driven, with ripe fruit and 14.5% alcohol, keeping good freshness and balance.
Product size: 750ml