2020 Clos Mogador

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Catalunya
Appellation Priorat (Appellation)
Winery Clos Mogador
Vintage 2020
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon Carignan Garnacha Syrah-Shiraz
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (15%)
Drink window 2024 - 2034
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We actually don't need to say much about the iconic winemaker Rene Barbier. His Clos Mogador is perhaps the most famous Priorat wine. It is an organically grown full deep red wine and is one of the absolute top from the Priorat. The Clos Mogador is full of black ripe fruit, herbs, minerals, coffee, truffles, beautiful tannins and a very impressive aftertaste. The Clos Mogador is a blend of Garnacha, Cariñena, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes are picked over a period of two months, because they do not all ripen at the same time. The grapes are grown biodynamically, with attention and respect for the plant and the natural conditions, and all work on the land is carried out by hand.

The grapes come from vineyards from slate terraces that give the wine that famous pure minerality that Priorat is famous for. The grapes coming from slate and biodynamic cultivation of Clos Mogador and the vinification techniques of the Barbiers are seen worldwide as the example of how you can get a wine that so perfectly summarizes a "terroir" with that subtle fusion of fruit and nature.

The dense, purple-black color of this vintage heralds an impressive bouquet that combines spiciness, smokiness and herbs with a nice hint of toast. On the palate, all these impressions are enhanced by multiple layers of coffee aromas, chocolate, licorice and ripe, generous fruit. The silky but persistent tannins are accompanied by a refreshing acidity. As far as we are concerned, a wine that should not be missing in a beautiful wine collection and compared to top French or Italian wines, this is still relatively very affordable. Be sure to decant in its younger years because this is a wine that is known to improve for many years to come and has a drinking window until 2035+

Clos Mogador has chosen to give the red Clos Mogador and white Nelin a longer bottle maturation for the fantastic 2020 vintage, so this wine was not released until March 2023. According to Rene Barbier Jr. This vintage is his most beautiful vintage in terms of complexity and tannin structure. 2020 was a year of contrasts in the Priorat. A year with very abundant rainfall at the beginning of the cycle, a gift for the country. It was also a year of learning with the emergence of less common diseases in our countries such as mildew and longer than usual cold. As a result, a considerable part of the blossom was lost. Later in the year there was a radical change in the weather, a dry and hot summer, but unlike other years the plants did not suffer from stress given the good water supply and the old plants in the Mogador vineyards and they were able to reach harvest time with grapes that easily reached good ripeness. The yield was substantially lower, but as wine connoisseurs know, a low yield is often accompanied by very high quality and we also see this with the wines from Clos Mogador such as the ComTu, Manyetes, the Nelin, Clos Mogador and Espectacle. It is a vintage that seems to have a long life due to its fantastic structure.

René Barbier Meyer, Clos Mogador Winery Winemaker

2 020 is a year of contrasts. A year with a very abundant rainfall at the beginning of the cycle, a gift for our country. It was also a year of learning with the appearance of fewer common diseases in our countries. We lost some blossom, but we worked hard until well into June. At the end of that month, there was a radical change in the weather, a dry and hot summer, but unlike other years, the plants did not suffer any stress and we were able to arrive at harvest time with grapes that easily reached good maturity. With all this we have achieved a pleasant, balanced wine. I hope you enjoy it.

FACT: The grapes are pressed using an olive oil press, which only produces half of the grape juice (unlike a regular press), but this is the most beautiful part and makes the wine 50% more concentrated. In the 'Appendices' tab you will find the official fact sheet of this beautiful wine. We will send this to you automatically when you order this wine. The wine is stored in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you pick up the wine you will often receive a nice discount. You will see your discount immediately when you choose 'Collect' on the checkout page. We are located in Dordrecht with plenty of parking. Click here for our address.

René Barbier is, together with Carles Pastrana of Clos de l' Obac, Alvaro Palacios (from Rioja, but known for L'Ermita in Priorat) and José Lluis Perez (Clos Martinet, and father of Sarah Perez), one of the "founding fathers" of this recently discovered or rediscovered Priorat wine region. Clos Mogador is named after the single vineyard that René Barbier started cultivating in the 1970s, in the now world-famous village of Gratallops. The wines of Clos Mogador have now become mythical wines, just like Sassicaia from Italy and Château Margaux from France. Clos Mogador has the cult status of a great world wine. A special feature in wine making at René Barbier: he presses the grapes using an olive oil press, which produces only half of the grape juice (unlike a normal press). This makes the wine 50% more concentrated and appears almost liqueur in the glass. Priorat wines are naturally quite concentrated, and yields are usually microscopic. Robert Parker was one of the first international journalists to give the wines of Clos Mogador additional praise. and the wines of Rene Barbier and Sara Perez (Rene's wife) are now a household name.

In addition to the Clos Mogador, his wife, the famous winemaker Sara Pérez, makes wines in the Montsant (the region around the Priorat) from the winery La Universal and Mas Martinet. These wines such as Clos Martinet, Venus and Dido are now also among Spain's best wines

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More Information
Tariff code 22042178
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Catalunya
Appellation Priorat (Appellation)
Winery Clos Mogador
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Garnacha, Syrah-Shiraz
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2020
Drinking as of 2024
Drinking till 2034
Alcohol % 15
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 97
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Rustic, Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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