Côtes du Roussillon: Domaine du Clos des Fées 'Vieilles Vignes' Rouge 2015

"Volume and intensity rule in the 2015 Côtes du Roussillon Villages Vieilles Vignes, a blend of 50% Grenache, 35% Carignan and 15% Syrah from vines 50-100 years old. It's as if proprietor Hervé Bizeul decided to turn the volume up to 11, cramming immense amounts of black cherry fruit into this full-bodied fleshpot that's aged in a combination of used barriques and cement tanks. The tannins are supple, the acids balanced, but readers looking for a more sedate experience might want to give this impetuous youth a year or two in the cellar to mellow. 92/100, drink 2017-2025"
Joe Czerwinski -

Bottle (Case)
Tasting Notes
This wine is produced from some of the oldest vines on the estate - 50-100 years old - that grow on limestone hillsides.

Acclaimed sommelier turned winemaker Hervé Bizeul has shown the heights that can be reached in this fascinating region and produces a range of exceptional wines from 30 hectares.
About this wine
Style Red Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Roussillon, Côtes du Roussillon
Grape Variety (Cépage) Carignan, Grenache, Syrah
Food & Wine Matching Beef, Charcuterie
Vintage 2015
Cellarage Drink now to 2025.
Vinification Hand-harvested grapes from selected plots of 50-100 year old vines on limestone-clay soils are vinified in stainless steel after a cold maceration. The wines is aged without racking for 12 months in 1 and 2 year old barrels and bottled after fining.
Alcohol By Volume (%) 14.5

Hervé Bizeul

In 1981, while in his early twenties, Hervé Bizeul was acclaimed the Best Young Sommelier in France. In 1998, after a spell in journalism, Hervé transferred his skills and attention to a small parcel of abandoned vines in a corner of the Roussillon that he felt had great potential.

Despite vinifying his first vintage at the back of a friend's cellar, the domaine has gone from strength to strength and two decades later is revered throughout France.

View more wines from this producer...