Country: Spain > Priorat

Clos Figueras

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The estate belongs to Christopher Cannan, president of Bordeaux-based Europvin, an importing company and wine merchant that has taken a strong position in Priorat by adding such names as Clos Mogador, Clos Martinet, Laurona to an already enviable portfolio of Spanish wines that includes Vega Sicilia, Rioja Alta and Lustau.

Cannan decided to purchase the Priorat estate of Clos Figueres in 1997 on the advice of René Barbier of Clos Mogador.The 10ha vineyards comprise 20 y.o. Carignan and Grenache vines used for the Clos Figueres label. The remainder, planted in 1998, 50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, some Cabernet Sauvignon and Mourvèdre source the wine for Font de la Figuera.

Located on the schistuous 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 are establishing 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.

  • Appellation: Priorat
  • Owner: Charlotte and Christopher Cannan
  • Winemaker: N/A
  • Varieties Grown: Grenache, Carignan, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache Blanc, Viognier Chenin Blanc
  • Hectares/Age of Vines: 30-60 years
  • Altitude/Soil: Classic "llicorella" - the famous schist soil of Priorat
  • Farming Methods: Conventional


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