CLOS FIGUERAS is an estate winery in the village of Gratallops in the Priorat region of Spain. Bordeaux wine merchant Christoper Cannan bought the vineyards estate in October 1997 from an elderly widow, having discovered the region by trading the wines of some of Priorat’s initial pioneers. The vineyards had been abandoned for 8 years and most of the land–apart from a grove of centuries old olive trees, and a few rows of 1970s Carignan Noir–had to be replanted. Budwood for replanting came from a nursery in the Rhone. Cannan released his first wine in 2000. The name Figueras was derived from two fig trees on the estate and Clos because the vineyard was in a single spot.

VINEYARDS There are 10 hectares (24.7 acres) of vines in a single spot. Mainly Grenache Noir, plus Syrah, Mourvedre and a little Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Viognier.

RESTAURANT Yes.

WHITE WINES

PRIORAT DO BLANCO, FONT DE LA FIGUERA

RED WINES

PRIORAT DO TINTO, FONT DE LA FIGUERA

PRIORAT DO TINTO, CLOS FIGURES [sic] 2015 Grenache Noir and Carignan, plus a little Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.