Discovering “Garnatxa del Po”

by  |  27-04-2016

Clos 93 is one of those cellars in DOQ Priorat that exemplifies how the winemakers in this appellation are more closely resembling those in Burgundy than anywhere else in Spain. With just 12,000 bottles a year in production and a fully family-run affair in the tiny village of El Lloar, they’ve been able to focus on making very small-production wines from their vineyards that rest up against the Rogerals bluffs of the Montsant massif. Rubén Sabaté and his brother Josep Maria released their first wine, l’Interrogant (?) in 2011. It’s a very approachable, easy-to-drink wine with an attractive price point that’s a blend of Carignan, Grenache, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Naturally, given the theme of punctuation marks, the next wine they released was l’Exclamació (!) which is 100% Syrah. It sees time in the barrel thus adding both complexity and a natural progression of character. While working on these wines, they’ve […]
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