Variety: Grenache 70%, Syrah 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%
Winemaking: fermentation in a combination oak, concrete egg and clay amphorae; 16-18 months in 20hl French oak tanks, neutral 228L French oak barrels and clay amphorae; certified Organic
Laurel is the second, softer, lighter wine from the Clos i Terrasses estate run by Daphne Glorian in Priorat, a Spanish region untapped until fairly recently. In fact, Glorian is a big reason the region has developed a name for itself on the world stage. When the Swiss-born Glorian visited the region in the 1980s, she had no intention of purchasing any vines.
Convinced by the untapped potential of the region, however, she decided to purchase a plot of land and plant Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Grenache vines. Wine lovers ought to be grateful that she did. In 2004, when she started farming biodynamically, her estate was given a score of 100 Parker points for her first wine, Clos Erasmus. The estate’s wine today is highly regarded and sought after. Demonstrating that wine from Priorat can keep up with any region in the world given the right care and attention, which Glorian certainly offers. -Cellartours