We’ve had a good run with some killer Spanish reds over the past few months and here is another one that you won’t want to miss: The 2012 Clos de Nit Red from the region of Monsant in Catalonia. Known as a “diamond in the rough” because even though it is classified as a D.O.(Denominación de Origen) wine by Spanish wine law, it has a PRESTIGIOUS REPUTATION. The Monsant region is surrounded by one of the most famous and exclusive regions Priorat, where some of the best/most expensive wines in Spain originate. However, the Clos de Nit is sure to be a HUGE SUCCESS not only because of its IMMENSE FLAVOR but also because of its EXTREME VALUE. Retail priced at $13.99/bottle but purchase six or more bottles and attain this gem for $11.99/bottle.
The Clos de Nit is comprised of 40% garnacha, 40% cariñena, and 20% syrah. It delivers a bouquet of focused RIPE RED FRUITS and RED CHERRY aromas. On the palate, the wine is FULL-BODIED with very POWERFUL tannins that are accentuated by flavors of RED PLUMS with a hint of MINERALITY that grabs your taste buds without being over the top. All of these nuances combine to make a WELL-BALANCED, easy drinking wine with a LONG FINISH. It is the quintessential tapa wine…perfect for grilled meats, barbecue, and of course, creamy cheeses.
Not meant to be overthought the Clos de Nit is the best wine you’ve never heard of and it’s under 12 bucks! Plus, with an 88 point score from Wine Spectator it truly captures that fine wine does not have to break the bank! So, venture out to sample one of the spoils from Monsant and click the BUY CLOS de NIT RED NOW button because this wine is something special!
Wine Spectator Notes: 88 Points
“Firm and polished, this red offers plum, tobacco, licorice, leather and smoky flavors over firm tannins. Austere, in a good way, kept lively by balsamic acidity. Garnacha, Cariñena and Syrah. Drink now through 2020. 2,000 cases made.”