IGP Côtes Catalanes: 'Vieilles Vignes' Domaine du Clos des Fées Grenache Blanc 2019

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.

Bottle
£26.95
Bottle (Case)
£323.40
Tasting Notes

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.

About this wine
StyleWhite Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine RegionRoussillon, Vin de Pays Catalan
Grape Variety (Cépage)Grenache Blanc
Food & Wine MatchingSalads, White Fish
ViticultureNon-Organic
Vintage2019
CellarageDrink to 2027.
VinificationHand-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

Clos des Fées (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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