Marks and reviews
An iconic name among the finest Priorat wines, Clos Mogador’s roots date back to the 12th century.
The estate started a new chapter in its story when Isabelle and René Barbier acquired this then neglected terroir in 1979, their goal being to restore this Spanish vineyard to its former glory. The couple decided to name their estate "le Clos Mogador" as a tribute to Elisabeth Barbier, René Barbier's aunt and renowned author of the famous book "Les gens de Mogador".
A pioneer, René Barbier produces rare wines that magnify the mineral and fruity expression of Priorat.
The Clos Mogador watches over an exceptional vineyard located within a majestic natural amphitheatre. The old vines are planted on slopes and on black slate soils called "llicorella", typical of the Priorat appellation. Despite very low yields, this vineyard produces wines renowned for their intense aromatic richness.
Produced since 2000, Nelin by Clos Mogador is a Priorat wine and is made from a 5.8-hectare vineyard that spreads over 4 plots and is located between 350 and 500 metres above sea level.
Vinification and ageing
Inspired by ancestral methods, fermentation is carried out, with the skins and wild yeast, in barrels and tuns, for more than 6 months. This wine is aged for 12 months in tuns followed by a further 6 months in stainless steel vats.
A seducing wine, Nelin 2019 by Clos Mogador showcases the pure expression of the grape varieties that make up its blend. Grenache blanc merges spicy and gourmet aromas (quince paste) with a subtle minerality given by the slate soil. Freshness and minerality, characteristics of the Macabeu variety, are harmoniously combined with enveloping notes of orange blossom. A very old grape variety, Escanyavelles gives structure, tannic structure and acidity, all of which guarantee an exceptional ageing potential.