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Clos 93
El Lloar Vi de Vila
2016
Priorat
Organic
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur
Vegan

Regular price £48.95

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DOQ Priorat, is one of only two regions (along with DOCa Rioja) that sit at a quality level above the rest of Spanish wines, affording them higher prices and a much more stringent quality control. As with much of Catalunya its mainstay grape is Garnacha (both White & Black) with 3 and 4 other international varietals allowed respectively. But it is Priorat’s heat and soil that truly distinguishes it from its neighbours. Old bush vines, in poor steep rocky and black slate soil (Licorella) offer small yields of powerful concentrated fruit as the vines struggle to find water. There is an aging system but it’s barely followed, with most wines spending 12-18 month in French oak and a year or two in bottle.

Clos 93, so called because it was the 93rd winery (or Clos) to register with the Consejo Regulador de Priorat, was created only 10 years ago by two brothers and their uncle; Rubén Sabaté (winemaker), Josep Sabaté and Pepo García, in whose house and garage they make the wines. The grapes themselves come from vines in the town of El Lloar, where they are just one of two wineries. With some 108 wineries now registered in Priorat, whilst Clos 93 may not be the newest winery, but it is officially recognised as Priorat’s smallest winery, producing just 12,500 bottles.

Tasting note: Dark, ruby red colour. Deep, intense and perfumed nose of glacee black cherry, rose petals and ripe blackcurrant. Intense, very up front tannins, cooked black cherry and raspberry, red plum and a touch of aromatic spice. Black pepper follows with a Syrah power, earthy dry slatey minerality, sweetness, redcurrant, tingling acidity and spice. The finish is savury with a touch of bitter coffee and chocolate and fine crisp tannins.
Winemaking Detail: Hand harvested in October from their oldest vines on the property (80 years old) by family members only. Maceration for approximately 30+ days before aging in used French oak for 14-16 months on the lees.
Features Black cherry Blackcurrant Pepper Powerful Powdery tannins

Features Black cherry, Blackcurrant, Pepper, Powdery tannins, Powerful, Structured,
Tasting note Dark, ruby red colour. Deep, intense and perfumed nose of glacee black cherry, rose petals and ripe blackcurrant. Intense, very up front tannins, cooked black cherry and raspberry, red plum and a touch of aromatic spice. Black pepper follows with a Syrah power, earthy dry slatey minerality, sweetness, redcurrant, tingling acidity and spice. The finish is savury with a touch of bitter coffee and chocolate and fine crisp tannins.
Drink with
Beef stew, Rabbit stew, Venison,

Wine details

Country Spain
Region Priorat
Producer Clos 93
Wine Name El Lloar Vi de Vila
Style Red
Vintage 2016
Main Grape Carignan
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 15%
Production 600
Aging 16 months in 300L French oak barrels
Soil Red clay and black slate (Licorella)
Time to drink 2020-2030
Winemaking Detail Hand harvested in October from their oldest vines on the property (80 years old) by family members only. Maceration for approximately 30+ days before aging in used French oak for 14-16 months on the lees.