Com Tu by Clos Mogador 2018
The Garnacha grapes from La Figuera produce wines with a unique color range, tender and fluid; with a fresh aroma, of flowers, orange peel, incense, as well as wide range of white fruit, citrus, very fresh. Its high alcohol content together with its extraordinary acidity, helps the wine to age perfectly. In palate it’s soft, with harmony but the taste development goes in crescendo, and it leaves us with an exceptional post-taste. This wine amazes us and fills us with vitality.
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This is René Barbier of Clos Mogador's new project. In the early part of this century, his son René and him first started experimenting with wine-making in the village of La Figuera (70 unhabitants). They met some winemakers and they vinified around 4.000 kilos of Garnacha vines.
In 2002 he discovered the centennial vineyard that belonged to Mr. Joan Anguera (today it’s the Spectacle vineyard) and they started to promote that area so exceptionally good for Garnachas with the collaboration of the winemakers of the area.
The idea of the name Com Tu was Rene's son’s, Anderson Barbier Meyer, an artist that together with his mother, came up with this label.
And also Rene's second son, Christian, joined them in this project. He is leading Clos Mogador into the path of biodynamic agriculture.
The Garnacha grapes from La Figuera produce wines with a unique color range, tender and fluid; with a fresh aroma, of flowers, orange peel, incense, as well as wide range of white fruit, citrus, very fresh. Its high alcohol content together with its extraordinary acidity, helps the wine to age perfectly. In palate it’s soft, with harmony but the taste development goes in crescendo, and it leaves with an exceptional post-taste. This wine amazes and fills them with vitality.
The label is the result of a collaboration between my mother Isabelle, a great artist, and myself. If you look at it closely enough you will see two eyes, and within them a man and a woman, of a different race, holding hands through the glasses. They need each other so the glasses don’t fall off. This is the way I see that there is no future for men without women, no future with ethnic groups confronted; strength comes in numbers. The nose is my signature. There is no edge on the picture, this gives people freedom to decide whether it is a man or a woman. The name of the wine is written over the mouth with different type of letters. The “C” refers to my curly hair. The “O” refers to the mouth, like the shape of an open door, (by the way, this is the same symbol the Japanese use;) open up and communicate among ourselves in order to avoid confrontation, in a world where war has already caused enough harm. The “M” for music, that soothes the animals and brings about peace (at least it does to me). The “T” are two pencils put together in perpendicular, as I like writing. And last but not least, the “U” is a bush, being a lover of nature as I am, it had to be there.
Grenache thrives in any warm, Mediterranean climate where ample sunlight allows its clusters to achieve full phenolic ripeness. While Grenache's birthplace is Spain (there called Garnacha), today it is more recognized as the key player in the red blends of the Southern Rhône, namely Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Côtes du Rhône and its villages. Somm Secret—The Italian island of Sardinia produces bold, rustic, single varietal Grenache (there called Cannonau). California, Washington and Australia have achieved found success with Grenache, both flying solo and in blends.