Clos Figueras, Font De La Figuera Priorat Blanco 2020Regular price $50.00 Save $-50.00
Variety: Viognier, Grenache Blanc, and Chenin Blanc
The year was 1997. A world-renowned winemaker had just shown Christopher Cannan and his wife, Charlotte, an abandoned vineyard just north of the Gratallops called “Figueres.” That same day, the entire Cannan family piled into their car and followed the winemaker, post-haste, to Barcelona. At a simple café, the Cannan’s purchased the 100-hectare estate. Initially, the terrain of the previously abandoned vineyards had to be prepared for planting. (A nearby grove of century-old olive trees needed to be re-worked as well.) Both undertakings were just the beginning of what would become the Cannan family’s quest. They traveled extensively in their spare time to work under some of the best winemakers in the world. Today, their combination of passion for the property and skill in the cellar sets these wines above the rest.
While Priorat might be known for its red wines, it certainly has just as much potential to put out many captivating white wines. This wine evokes the high altitude of Priorat and the Mediterranean climate found in Priorat. The Viognier undergoes a gentle maceration on its skins. The fermentation begins in both stainless steel and French oak, then ages in steel.