40% Garnacha, 25% Carinena, 20% Merlot, 10% Tempranillo and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon from Montsant, Spain. The Montsant DO is located in the center of Catalonia encircling the renowned Priorat region. This is a Tinto Joven or young wine which means it has undergone little to no wood aging.
The Clos De Nit Tinto is available for $10. It is a new import by Winesellers LTD so distribution is still expanding. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
Clos de Nit is a Catalan phrase that translates to “vineyard of the night.” The land that comprises the Montsant D.O. located in southern Catalonia takes the shape of a crescent moon when drawn on a map. This is the inspiration for the unique blends of the Clos de Nit range.
Clos de nit red wine shows a vivid garnet color with aromas and flavors of fresh red and black fruits. The tannins are soft, contributing nicely to the long, fruit-forward finish.
The 2014 Clos De Nit Tinto begins with pleasant aromas of plum, lavender and black cherry with a bit of balsamic note. Tasting the wine reveals tons of dark, tart, rich mineral-soaked fruit packed with a whole lot of flavor for just $10. The plum, lavender and black cherry from the nose also continue with a good amount of added cola notes as well. Firm yet restrained tannins lead into the dry, long finish. This is a whole lot of wine for the low price!
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