Côtes du Roussillon: Les Sorcières du Clos des Fées Rouge 2017
Acclaimed as 'one of the top 2-3 estates in the Roussillon' by Jeb Dunnuck (robertparker.com), his 'Sorcières red' - a blend of 50% racy young-vine Syrah, rounded out by 30% Grenache and 20% Carignan from plots between 40-80 years old - is a highly drinkable fruit-forward expression of this great terroir.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Roussillon, Côtes du Roussillon|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Carignan, Grenache, Syrah|
|Food & Wine Matching||Charcuterie, Lamb|
|Vinification||Hand-harvested grapes undergo a pre-fermentation cold maceration in 128 hectolitres stainless steel tanks with daily pumping-over. Temperature-controlled maceration takes between 15 and 21 days to obtain a soft extraction. The wine goes through malolactic fermentation prior to ageing for 8 months on fine lees in tanks. Minimal quantities of SO2 are added during ageing and at bottling.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13.5|
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...