About Clos Mogador
Found in the village of Gratallops, deep in the heart of the Priorat hills, Clos Mogador was established in the 1970s by the pioneering René Barbier. Its steeply terraced vineyards are perched at a lofty 750 meter altitude, planted with extremely low-yielding vines up to 100 years old. A vast natural amphitheatre of crumbling slate soils, the result of this incredible and rugged terroir is wines which combine power, elegance, complexity and harmonious flavour profiles.
The approach to the land here is a very natural one – mostly organic methods are used - although the estate is not formally certified as such. Interestingly, Barbier uses an olive press instead of a normal wine press to extract the juice - if it works, it works! This gentle but firm extraction results in an even more intense wine from what are already highly concentrated grapes from such low yields.
Clos Mogador is blend of 45% Garnacha, 29% Carinyena, 16% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. A careful approach to oak maturation is taken towards Clos Mogador, with 70% in 2,000 litre oak vats and 30% in 300 litre oak barriques for a period of 18 months. In 2018, a mere 4,500 cases were produced for the entire world.