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Joan Soler,Clos d'Estima

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Region: Penedès
Vintage: 2015
Grape Varieties:
Tempranillo 50% Syrah 50% Colour: Red Wine
Alcohol Level: 14.5%
Production Style: Organic
Closure: Natural Cork

Availability: In stock


Bottle Size: 750ml bottle
From Penedès, Clos d’Estima is a blend of equal proportions of Tempranillo and Syrah and is aged for 3 months in French oak barrels. Both varieties fuse themselves in a single wine, which will gradually unravel its full identity within the wine glass. The Syrah come from the higher altitude of Penedès, near Guadiola de Font-Rubi. It offers volume in the mouth and generous flavours (violet, black olives). The Tempranillo (also called Ull de Llebre) comes from a lower altitude called La Bisbal del Penedès. It is grown on sandy, clear and warmer soil.
It is a deep coloured wine with an intense red garnet cherry colour. The bouquet is very fresh showing notes of mint and clove with highlights of prune and cherry. As it opens up in the glass the wine will develop violet notes from the Syrah as well as red berries and liquorice notes from the Tempranillo. Then in the background nuances of lightly toasted oak start to appear. The palate is nicely mature with an extremely fresh acidity showing notes of liquorice, black olive tapenade. The tannins are beautifully ripe and soft.

The Domaine
Joan Soler is an agriculturist and a very accomplished winemaker. His disciples describe him as ‘an artist who creates with the precision of a chemist’ and as ‘a scientist who speaks like a poet’. For many years Soler was the winemaker at the Abadal and La Fou wineries in the Pla de Bages region of Northern Spain, near Manresa and the mythical mountain of Montserrat. From there he moved on and started to produce his own wines. An activist and idealist, Joan Soler searches to express the terroir in his wines. He farms his vineyards in a biodynamic manner and insists on ensuring the health of the soil and the vines. He now resents to produce ‘commercial‘ wines. His passion for winemaking abounds and tasting his wines, one can feel Joan’s dedication and personality. In his philosophy, the soil and the terroir are the essential components in the making of a wine. Joan has a wide knowledge about grape varieties and their acclimatisation to the different zones an climates allowing the elaboration of wines of outstanding complexity and intensity fused within an elegant frame and extreme purity.

Food Pairing
Beef, duck, lamb and roast chicken.

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