The head winemaker at Vinicola del Priorat, Sandra Estevez, is part of a growing movement of female winemakers in Spain. She has made a name for herself by producing elegant, carefully balanced wines that frequently garner high praise. A harsh, continental climate with long, hot summers and very littler rain means that vines are virtually the only crops able to survive in the ruggedly mountainous Priorat. The vines are planted on steep hillsides, making mechanized farming virtually impossible – the work in the vineyards is mostly done by hand. The soil and weather factors lead to low yields of incredibly concentrated grapes, and Clos Gebrat is no exception. Rich, concentrated. Ripe strawberry and raspberry flavors, accented by mountain herbs and exotic spices. Pleasant, long finish.