This is René Barbier of Clos Mogador's new project. This wine has been created by René Barbier senior, Anderson his adopted son from Haiti and Rene junior, his son. In search of a "little brother" for their flagship wine of Montsant, Espectacle, it is in the village of La Figuera that René Barbier discovered this plot called "Mirarmar". Located a few hundred metres from Espectacle, the Barbiers worked together to market 2015 as the first vintage.
Tasting notes by Geoffrey Bentrani, head sommelier of President Wilson in Geneva:
Dense colour with purple highlights.
The reduction and the initial impression on the nose are a little wild but relax with oxidation. The aromas, in a "Southern" style, are expressed in notes of fruit liquor such as cherry, redcurrant, blackberry and lightly spiced with liquorice. The palate is rather fluid, but at the same time quite dense, with herbal and mineral hints that give it a fresh and dynamic aspect.
The tannins are blended, powerful, sappy, fleshy and greedy but also retains a crisp structure.
A thoughtful wine made with style.
Accompanies: Swiss fillet of beef and shallot confit with sherry and rosemary
Accompanies: Lamb from Pyrénées with savory and asparagus Roque Hautes, kumquat
Head Sommelier Hotel President Wilson Geneva
Best Swiss sommelier 2010 by Gault Millau
Additional tasting notes
Color : Dense colour with purple highlights
Nose : The aromas, in a "Southern" style, are expressed in notes of fruit liquor such as cherry, redcurrant, blackberry and lightly spiced with liquorice
Mouth : Rather fluid, but at the same time quite dense, with herbal and mineral hints that give it a fresh and dynamic aspect. The tannins are round and offer a crisp structure
Alcohol level : 14.5 %
Winemaking : Aging takes place for 18 months in a single oak vat of 6,000 litres.
Food pairing : Fillet of beef with sherry, lamb, guinea fowl.
Aging potential : 10 Years
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