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IGP Côtes Catalanes: 'Vieilles Vignes' Domaine du Clos des Fées Grenache Blanc 2017

Made from the oldest vines in the domaine (110 year-old Grenache blanc) on limestone clay soil at nearly 400m above sea level, this is an approachable yet complex and age-worthy wine showing orchard fruits on the nose and great poise and tension on the palate.
Bottle
£23.75
Bottle (Case)
£285.00
Tasting Notes
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 White Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Roussillon, Vin de Pays Catalan
Grape Variety (Cépage) Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris
Food & Wine Matching White Fish
Vintage 2017
Cellarage Drink to 2025.
Vinification Hand-harvested bunches are pneumatically pressed at low pressure while fully-stemmed. Fermentation is carried out slowly in stainless-steel tanks for the Grenache Blanc, and old barrels for the Grenache Gris, with regular stirring. Aging on lees for 5 to 8 months. Fining and filtering prior to bottling in the spring.
Alcohol By Volume (%) 14.5
Producer

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.

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