May 2017 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 3

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Once in a while, we get a wine from an
appellation we’ve never heard of before.
Clos de Nit comes from the Montsant
D.O. region in Catalonia which is North-
eastern Spain.
What is interesting about this area is that
wine has been made here for over two
thousand years, yet it was only recently
recognized. In 2001 it was given its own
appellation – Montsant D.O.
The Montsant D.O. completely surrounds
one of the most distinguished areas in
Spain, DOQ Priorat. This is a very moun-
tainous region where only grapes and
olive trees have survived - there is not
enough soil for any other crop to grow,
but grapes and olive trees love it!
The name “Clos De Nit” translates to
“vineyard of the night” The inspiration for
the name originates from the shape of
Montsant when drawn, which looks like a
crescent moon. It also probably refers to
picking the grapes so early in the morn-
ing that it’s still dark. This is done so that
the grapes stay cool until they can be
transported to the winery.
Our selection is a blend of the old and the
new in that it is made of 40% Garnacha
and Cariňena, and 20% Syrah.
This is a big and bold offering with lots of
black fruits present from blackberries and
plum to cherry and cranberry. The flavors
are all there to behold, in an endless swirl.
climaxed by a gripping finish that refuses
to be swallowed. Another great Spanish
blockbuster.
ITEM #:
C0517R1IS
Retail Price: $18.99/each
Member Price: $11 . 98 / each
Reorder Price: $7.99/each
CLOS DENIT, CRIANÇA
Garnacha, 2012
Black Fruit, Spice
Large, Imposing
Now through 2020
Red Meat, Game
Very Dark
Rich Fruit, Soft Tannins
Region: Montsant, Spain • Alcohol: 13.5%
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