Mas d’en Gil Clos Fonta


for the equivalent of £61.55 a bottle

Grower: Mas d’en Gil
Grape Variety: Grenache / Carignan
Style: Complex and Savoury
Country: Spain
Appellation: Priorat
Vintage: 2015/16
Closure: CORK
Alcohol: 15% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl

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Garnet red in colour with a purplish hue. The bouquet shows the understated elegance. Pristine aromas of red fruit, with a stroke of Mediterranean underbrush, some subtle floral nuances and a smoky note. Oaky aromas are subdued, and there is a very deep, though subtle mineral background. The palate is rich and textured. Effortless and confident, with succulent ripe fruit, hints of flowers and aromatic herbs, some ripe tannins, and a deep mineral core. Crisp and very long finish with some mineral and earthy notes.

Mas d’en Gil is the culmination of an adventure of a lifetime for three families over the last century and a half. Three stages, three consecutive moments, three visions which have given the estate exceptional qualities in terms of viticulture and winemaking. Francesc Gil, was the founder of the estate. He was intuitive and enthusiastic, very much a man of the 19th century. His descendants managed the estate until the next owners, the Barril family took over in 1930. They consolidated the technical and farming side of the estate and re-named it Masia Barril. Rafael Barril Figueras and his son, Rafael Barril Dosset together with Mª Magdalena Vicente Jordana founded a 'new Priorat model based on old methods'. Of advanced ideas, hard-working and determined, they took the ground-breaking decision to start bottling their wine production. In 1998, the Rovira Carbonell family bought the estate and recovered its historical name, Mas d’en Gil.



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