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Clos Erasmus

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Clos Erasmus Bottle
Appellation
Priorat
Variety
Garnatxa, Syrah
Age of Vines
25-36
Farming
Certified organic
Soil
Schist
Altitude
375-450 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, fermentation in oak vats
Aging
17 months in new and second-fill 228L French oak barrels, vegan

Overview

Clos Erasmus’s sources have remained consistent for many years now, coming from a selection of three vineyard sites: Escales, Aubagues, and Socarrats. Escales was Daphne’s original vineyard, and while encompassing 1.7 hectares, this Garnatxa yields only 6-9 hl/ha. Its character is always delicate, perfumed, and lighter in color provided a floral lift and precision to the final blend. Socarrats is a warmer site planted with 1.9 hectares of Garnatxa and 0.3 hectares of Syrah, of which only a portion of the oldest vine fruit is reserved for Clos Erasmus. It provides a darker fruit character to the final blend and much of the backbone of fine tannins. Aubagues, which was largely regraded and replanted on costers in 2013, has a few remaining terraces of 35-year-old Garnatxa reserved for Clos Erasmus. As one of Daphne’s warmest sites, it provides much of the richness and texture that has become a hallmark of Clos Erasmus. These selections are fermented separately by indigenous yeasts in oak vats. After a gentle maceration lasting a month, they are racked into twelve 228L French oak barrels – 5 new and 7 second-fill. Each January, Daphne, Eric & Ester Nin tasted each of the barrels and assemble the final blend equaling only 3000-3500 bottles each vintage. The remaining wine is declassified and included in the Laurel.

Ratings & Reviews

98

2018 Clos Erasmus

Source: JD

99

2018 Clos Erasmus

Source: WA

99

2017 Clos Erasmus

Source: JD

98

2017 Clos Erasmus

Source: WA

99

2016 Clos Erasmus

Source: JD

98+

2016 Clos Erasmus

Source: WA

99

2015 Clos Erasmus

Source: WA

100

2015 Clos Erasmus

Source: JD

98

2014 Clos Erasmus

Source: JD

97

2014 Clos Erasmus

Source: WA

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

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