Clos Figueres, Priorat
"Perhaps the winery with the greatest potential, given its pedigree. A real sleeping tiger in Priorat."
Esteemed wine merchant and importer, Christopher Cannan decided to purchase the Priorat estate of Clos Figueres in 1997 on the advice of René Barbier of the famed Clos Mogador. The 10ha vineyards comprise 20 year old Carignan and Grenache vines used for the Clos Figueres label. The remainder, planted in 1998 comprise 50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, some Cabernet Sauvignon and Mourvèdre provide the wine for Font de la Figuera. Located on the schist slopes of Gratallops, a terroir responsible for the finest wines of Priorat, the vineyards are tended by the famous René Barbier's team, that also looks after the vinification and the ageing of the wines. Barbier's skills and dedication have established Clos Figueres among the best of Priorat, while the second wine, Font de la Figuera, is considered as a great value for money in the region.