Clos Erasmus

Clos Erasmus

Clos Erasmus in Priorat is one of Spain's leading wineries

Daphne Glorian was born in Switzerland but came to Priorat in the 1990's. Her friends René Barbier and Álvaro Palacios convinced her to buy a property there and start working with viticulture. The name Clos Erasmus comes from the dutsch philosopher Erasmus von Rotterdam, who is famous for amongst other works ‘hymn to madness’.

Daphne Glorian ended up becoming one of the pioners in Priorat. From the foundation of the winehouse in 1989 Clos Erasmus has been working with organic agriculture and from 2004 biodynamic. The winehouse produces one of the most famous wines in the world: Clos Erasmus. The quality of the wine is strictly related to the selection of grapes in the field.

The winery and its wines

The Vineyards

Areal: 7 hectares/2,8 acres
Grape variety: Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
Soil: the soil is volcanic, foremost slate soil with quarz.
Climate: temperate and dry with Mediterranean influences

The Wines

Clos Erasmus
The wine ages in new French oak barrels.

Clos Erasmus 2004. 100 Parker points. Average price: 975 Euros.
Clos Erasmus 2005. 100 Parker points. 94 points in the Peñín Guide. Average price: 945 Euros.
Clos Erasmus 2006 (Magnum). 97 Parker points. Average price: 450 Euros.
Clos Erasmus 2008. 99 Parker points. 94 points in the Peñín Guide.
Clos Erasmus 2009. Average price: 210 Euros.

Laurel
Cherry colored with intense aromas, creamy and toasted. In the mouth it is strong and savoury.

Laurel 2008. 91 Parker points. 94 points in the Peñín Guide.

Full name of the winehouse: Clos Erasmus
Wine region:   Priorat
Owner: Daphne Glorian
Address: C/ La Font, 1. 43737 Gratallops (Tarragona).
Web site: the winery has no website!
Telephone: +34 977 839 426
Fax: +34 977 839 426

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