White Wine Nelín 2020

Crianza white wine from Priorat. Blend of White Grenache, Macabeo, Escanyavella, Trepat Blanc and Cartoixà (Xarel·lo) aged for 12 months in oak vats and for 6 months in stainless steel tanks.

Crianza. 18 Months in distinct containers
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Priorat
Wineries: Clos Mogador
P 94 95 95

Availability: In stock

Product Description

One of Spain's absolute best white wines, Nelín is crafted by the legendary René Barbier, founder of Bodega Clos Mogador

This blended Priorat white wine is made basically from White Grenache, complemented with Macabeo, the recovered native variety EscanyavellaTrepat Blanc and Cartoixà (the local variant of Xarel·lo.) The grapes are sourced from several plots with slate soils located on the outskirts of Gratallops, at altitudes between 350 and 500 metres.

After fermenting with the skins in French oak vats and oak barrels, this Spanish white wine was aged for 12 months in 1,200-litre French oak vats.

Then the white wine Nelín 2020 was stabilized in stainless steel tanks for 6 months before bottling.

Bottled in June 2022, it was aged for a further 12 months before hitting the market.

This terroir-bound Crianza white wine has a unique personality, which results from the uncommon combination of local white varieties and the legendary Priorat slate soils..

Decant 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The white wine Nelín is deep straw with some amber reflections.


This blend of White Grenache, Macabeo, Escanyavella, Trepat Blanc and Xarel·lo has the complexity and the nuance which characterize the great white wines of the world. Deeply earthy and mineral, it really conveys a sense of place, with very little fruit, expressive aromas of aromatic herbs and spices, and a sort of refined austerity which puts it on a class of its own. 


Again, this wine of Clos Mogador is simply stunning. Vibrant and amazingly fresh, with a salty, stony and earthy passage that electrifies the palate. Ever-evolving and engaging, with real complexity and nuance, and a long, deeply mineral finish.

Our personal opinion

A wine unlike any other, Nelín 2020 makes a strong case for white wines being the future of Priorat.


Nelín 2019:

Enterwine 94. Parker 96+. Peñín 96.

Nelín 2018:

Enterwine 95.

Nelín 2017:

Enterwine 94.

Year 2020
Type White
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 8-10ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in distinct containers
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Parker's Score 94
Enterwine's Score 95
Media rating 95
Percentage of variety Garnacha Blanca 52%, Macabeo, Escanyavelles, Trepat Blanc, Cartoixà.
Pairings Aperitif, Baked whitefish, Blue cheeses, bluefish, Cold meats, Cured duck breast, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Foie Gras, Full salads, Grilled fish, Grilled whitefish, Pasta with fish, Rice with fish, Smoked foods, Soup and rice, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stew, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads
Taste Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
1 Review
Fantastic stuff. Textured, dense and deeply mineral.
Review by (Posted on 30 November 2021)
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