Clos Mogador is one of Spain's, and in particular, Priorat's most important wines. This iconic label is the brainchild and life's work of one man and his family, Rene Barbier. Barbier was born in nearby Tarragona in 1950, and is a direct descendent of a line of French winemakers dated back to the 1200s. Just as his ancestors had done before him, he has spent his life working in the wine world.
His scope of experience stretches from working the vineyards to marketing the product and finally to life as a vigneron. In 1979, he acquired his first vineyard in Priorat and set about crafting his first wine from the region, the great Grenache blend that would become Clos Mogador. A little later on came his other famous cuvees, Nelin, Manyetes and Espectacle del Montsant.
Rene, along with a couple of other pioneers, were responsible for announcing the emergence of Priorat wine onto the global stage, making them now some of Spain's most sought-after wines.