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Clos Erasmus

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Clos Erasmus Bottle
Appellation
Priorat
Variety
Garnatxa, Syrah
Age of Vines
10-27
Farming
Certified organic (CCPAE) with biodynamic practices
Soil
Llicorella
Altitude
375-450 meters
Fermentation
Fermentation in a combination oak, concrete egg and clay amphorae
Aging
20 months in 228L French oak barrels (2/3 new) and clay amphorae

Overview

Clos Erasmus and Laurel are not vineyard designations, but they do begin to take shape in the vineyard. Due to the meticulous farming and observation that takes place throughout the year, by the time fruit starts to reach the cellar in autumn much of the blends have already been mapped out by Daphne. When the primary fermentations are winding down the nascent Erasmus is slated for twelve 228 litre French oak barrels and a few amphorae. In any given vintage about 7 of the barrels are new and 5 are second-fill. In some vintages there will a declassification of a barrel into Laurel. Clos Erasmus remains in barrel and amphorae for 18-20 months before bottling. In 2011, the very difficult decision was made to declassify all the Clos Erasmus into the Laurel making it the only skipped vintage in the nearly 25-year history of the estate.

 

Ratings & Reviews

99

2015 Clos Erasmus

Source: WA

100

2015 Clos Erasmus

Source: JD

97

2014 Clos Erasmus

Source: JD

97

2014 Clos Erasmus

Source: WA

100

2013 Clos Erasmus

Source: JD

100

2013 Clos Erasmus

Source: WA

Catalonia, Spain
  • Location
    Catalonia, Spain
  • Appellation
    Priorat
  • Proprietor
    Daphne Glorian & Eric Solomon
  • Winemaker
    Daphne Glorian
  • Size / Elevation
    11.2 hectares / 375-450 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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