2020 Clos Mogador Com Tu
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Content (Alc)||0.75 ltr (15%)|
|Drink window||2024 - 2032|
The Com Tu is a new project from the famous Clos Mogador. René Barbier was one of the winemakers who discovered the potential of Priorat and is now indispensable in the wine world. They have been in La Figuera since 2002-2003 and became involved in the Espectacle project. Their Laurona project always had some Garnacha from the village and after discovering Espectacle, they focused more attention on the old vineyards in the village. This new wine is based on three vineyards, all Garnacha, at about 550 to 600 meters altitude near the Espectacle vineyard with a total of only approx. 3 HA in size, so supply is very limited. The character of this village wine is determined by flowers, an ethereal nose with orange peel aromas and an incredible structure and can be compared to a juicy Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Com Tu is a new name to follow. The 2017 is the first year and immediately receives high reviews, but in the end this is also from Clos Mogador. Parker writes: "It reminds me of a Garnacha from Châteauneuf"
The Com Tu is a 100% Grenache/Garnacha which has been allowed to mature for 18 months in a 4,000 liter used oak foudre and then another year of bottle aging. The Garnacha grapes ferment in the same foudre with indigenous yeasts. It is still very young and raw and the nose needs to develop, but it has subtle notes of raspberry leaf and wild cherry. The garnacha grapes from La Figuera provide a wine with a unique ruby red color, soft and juicy. The wine is still young, but after decanting you discover the opening with beautiful notes of ripe raspberries and cherries, currants, orange peel, liquorice and violets. This perfect combination is also noticeable in the taste where fruit is accompanied by herbs such as thyme and rosemary, but also dates and figs that add a pleasant sweetness. The wine is powerful on the one hand, and refined on the other with silky tannins and sufficient freshness. He is already very tasty when young, but has immense potential. The taste is more lively and will improve with time. Besides the Espetacle, Com Tu is one of the names to watch in Montsant.
Com tu? means by the way: I am like you (Com tú), you are like me. It is a mix between the Barbier philosophy and the son of Rene Barbier who has been adopted. It is a tribute to all people, no matter the color of their skin, their gender, whatever face or body they have, whether they have a disability or not. The name of the wine should remind you that we are all the same inside. We all share basic needs, they make us human, they make us equal. In summary, I am like you (Com tú), you are like me.
On the other hand, the label is the result of a collaboration between my mother Isabelle, a great artist, and myself. If you look closely enough, you will see two eyes, and in them a man and a woman of a different race, holding hands through the glasses. They need each other so that the glasses do not fall. Thus I see that there is no future for men without women, no future with ethnicities to face; strength comes in numbers. The nose is my signature.
There is no border on the photo, this gives people the freedom to decide whether it is male or female. The name of the wine is written over the mouth with different letters. The "C" refers to my curly hair. The 'O' refers to the mouth, like the shape of an open door, (this is the same symbol the Japanese use by the way ;) opening and communicating with each other to avoid confrontation, in a world where war has already done enough damage. The "M" for music, which calms the animals and brings peace (at least for me). The "T" is two perpendicular pencils, which is how I like to write. And last but not least, the "U" is a bush, being a nature lover like me, it had to be there.
FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this fine wine. We will automatically send it to you when you order this wine
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 land. It was also a year of learning with the appearance of less common diseases in our lands. 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 pleasurable, balanced wine. I hope you enjoy it.
René Barbier (and for years now with his son Rene Barbier Jr) is, together with Carles Pastrana from 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 began cultivating in the 1970s, in the now world-famous village of Gratallops. The wines of Clos Mogador have become mythical wines, just like Sassicaia from Italy and Château Margaux from France. Clos Mogador has the cult status of great world wine. A special feature of René Barbier's wine making: he presses the grapes using an olive oil press, so that only half of the grape juice is obtained (in contrast to a normal press). As a result, the wine is 50% more concentrated and appears almost licorice in the glass. Priorat wines are naturally quite concentrated, and yields are usually already microscopic. Robert Parker was one of the first international journalists to give additional critical acclaim to the wines of Clos Mogador.
In addition to the Clos Mogador, Rene Barbier Jr's wife, the famous winemaker Sara Pérez, makes wines in the Montsant (the region around the Priorat) from the La Universal winery. The Venus and Dido are now also among Spain's best wines. Even more iconic are the wines they make under their own label namely under Sara Perez y Rene Barbier .
SOCIETAT COMERCIAL CLOS MOGADOR SL (1979)
Cami Manyetes, s/n. 43737 Gratallops
WINERY: COOPERATIVA DE LA FIGUERA
TYPE OF WINE: Vintage in an oak cask.
ORIGIN OF GRAPES: 35 to 50 years old vineyards and centennial in La Figuera
AVERAGE PRODUCTION: 10,800 bottles
DISTRIBUTION: International and national
APPELLATION: Montsant DO
GRAPES: Single-variety 100% Grenache SIZE OF VINEYARD: 3 Hectares
AREA: Mountain area 580/600m. above sea level
AGING: Only native yeasts. 40% whole grape. 1 year in old 4,500 l. foudre, then 8 months in cement. Bottled in April 2022.
VOLATILE ACIDITY: 0.75g/l
TARTARIC ACID: 4.0 g/l
TOTAL SULPHUR DIOXIDE: 57 mg/l REDUCING SUGARS: 1.3 g/l
TYPE OF BOTTLE: “bourguignon”
SOIL: Red clay and limestone
The Clos Mogador vineyard is located at an altitude of about 800 meters in the form of an amphitheater with stone terraces. Biodiversity is the magic word here: in addition to grape plants, you will find fruit trees, olive trees and local native shrubs here. The grape plants, some of which are eighty to one hundred years old, grow on a slate base. Slate is a poor and hard soil that has the main property of generating a high acidity in the grapes. The location of the vineyard on slopes in a northeasterly direction to the sea ensures that the nights are very chilly. Because the temperature in the summer in that place is usually thirty degrees Celsius during the day, this means that there are large temperature differences. This ensures that dyes and tannins accumulate in large quantities in the grape skins and that is a sign of quality. The grapes are grown biodynamically, so with attention and respect for the plant and natural conditions, and all land work is carried out by hand
| Chronological summary |
1986 : Purchase of an old farm building in Gratallops to build the winery
1987 : Legal founding of the SAT Company (Company which transforms agricultural products)
1989 : First vintage
1991 : First release of wines from first vintage
1992 : First international article in the ”Gault et Millau” magazine, written by Pierre Chrisol (Special edition of the magazine focusing on the 1992 Barcelona Olympics)
1993 : First export: 80% of production sent to Switzerland
1993 : First scores awarded to a Priorat wine by Robert Parker: CLOS MOGADOR 92/100
1998 : Winery extension: addition of a barrel room and office space
1999 : René Barbier is awarded a medal for Agricultural Merit by the president of the Catalan Autonomous government, Jordi Pujol
2000 : First vintage of our white wine: NELIN
2000 : Our first vintage of MANYETES
2001 : Clos Mogador is awarded 98/100 by Robert Parker and fourth place on the list of the 2003 Top 100 List by Wine Spectator magazine
2004 : First vintage of our DO Montsant wine: ESPECTACLE
2004 : Our wine, ESPECTACLE is awarded 99/100 by Robert Parker
2005 : Construction of our logistics warehouse: Logistic-fins in Falset
2007 : Clos Mogador extra virgin olive oil is first made and released for sale
2009 : Vintage coincides with a celebration of 30 years of vineyards and 20 years of winemaking at Clos Mogador
2010 : Creation of Brisfere distillery and the release of La Quinta Essencia dels Llops, a spirit made from distilling Clos Mogador wine and also Clos Mogador read
2011 : 20 years of listings by Robert Parker
2012 : From this date onwards, we became certified organic farmers as well as assimilating biodiverse and biodynamic farming methods
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Drinking as of||2024|
|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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