Top 50 most powerful women in wine: 50 – 415th December, 2012 by Lucy Shaw
50. DAPHNE GLORIAN
One of the original pioneers of modern Priorat, along with Rene Barbier, Alvaro Palacios and José Luiz Perez, Swiss-born Daphne Glorian is at the helm of one of Priorat’s smallest and most prestigious estates, Clos Erasmus in Gratallops, which today is almost exclusively sold in the US via her husband Eric Solomon’s import company European Cellars.
Clos Erasmus proved popular with Robert Parker’s erstwhile Spain critic Jay Miller, who gave both the 2004 and 2005 vintages of its Clos i Terrasses a perfect 100- point score, describing the 2005 as having, “liquid minerality.”
Glorian is now shifting her focus at the estate back to Garnacha for her top wine, with the ultimate goal to get as close to 100% Garnacha as possible.