Garnacha, 2012. Clos de Nit

Garnacha, 2012. Clos de Nit

Item #: C0517R1IS
Vintage: 2012
Varietal: Garnacha
Vineyard/Appellation: Montsant, Spain
Color: Very Dark
Nose: Black Fruit, Spice
Palate: Large, Imposing
Finish: Rich Fruit, Soft Tannins
Rating: 94
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2020/Red Meat, Game/Alcohol: 13.5%

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Once in a while, we get a wine from an appellation we've never heard of before. Clos de Nit comes from the Montsant D.O. region in Catalonia which is NortheasternSpain.

What is interesting about this area is that wine has been made here for over two thousand years, yet it was only recently recognized. In 2001 it was given its own appellation - Montsant D.O.

The Montsant D.O. completely surrounds one of the most distinguished areas in Spain, DOQ Priorat. This is a very mountainousregion where only grapes and olive trees have survived - there is notenough soil for any other crop to grow, but grapes and olive trees love it!

The name "Clos De Nit" translates to "vineyard of the night" The inspiration for the name originates from the shape of Montsant when drawn, which looks like a crescent moon. It also probably refers topicking the grapes so early in the morning that it's still dark. This is done so that the grapes stay cool until they can be transported to the winery.

Our selection is a blend of the old and the new in that it is made of 40% Garnacha and Cari?ena, and 20% Syrah.

This is a big and bold offering with lots of black fruits present from blackberries and plum to cherry and cranberry. The flavors are all there to behold, in an endless swirl. climaxed by a gripping finish that refusesto be swallowed. Another great Spanish blockbuster.

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