Priorat "Clos Fontà," Mas d'en Gil
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Priorat "Clos Fontà," Mas d'en Gil - 2016

Item # 44611 750mL
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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.

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The top wine from Mas d'en Gil akin to a Grand Cru in all ways. This comes from select, old plots of vines planted in black slate and quartz-based soils. This is aged for three years in cask before release and shows the sophisticated side of Priorat wines. The aging regimen has helped the wine evolve, yet it's still showing plenty of signs of life, and could easily be stored another decade plus.

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Staff Pick Notes

Geographical features and climatic conditions combine with old vines in a relationship that creates depth, finesse and power for the wines of Priorat. The growers and wine makers of the region know of this intimately. First the slate soils creates a challenge for the roots, forcing them to dig deep. This allows for the vines to have at their disposal water when the dry, sunny climate. The vines for the "Clos Fontà" are up to 100 years old, giving immense character and typicity. These aromas are focused, dense blackberry, cassis and floral hints. Silky and palate coating, rich yet vibrant. Please bring on the braised short rib or dry aged, umami driven precious cut of beef!


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