Domaine du Clos des Fees - Les Sorcieres - blanc - 2018 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
“Strident lime and passion fruit aromas mark the nose of the 2018 Les Sorcieres Blanc, a blend of 40% Grenache Blanc, 30% Vermentino, 20% Roussanne and 10% Macabeu. Kept solely in stainless steel, it's medium to full-bodied yet remains fresh and zesty from start to finish, picking up some briny notes at the end.”Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate
"Sorcières" - literally, "witches" - is the most famous cuvée from Clos des Fées when it comes to more affordable wines and has become one of the region's reference in its category. Clos des Fées is one of the most famous and respected producers in Roussillon.
After owning a wine bar in Paris and working a few years as a wine journalist, Hervé Bizeul, a former “France’s Best Young Sommelier”, founded the Clos des Fées in 1998 with his wife. His idea was to produce a good wine for friends. The first vintage, created in his garage with very little investments, was a huge success immediately. Today, his wines are sold worldwide.
The vines span accross a number of differing terroirs accross the Roussillon, as much as 15 km apart from each other. The varying exposures and myriad of subsoils from granite to limestone make for a thoroughly unique and consistent quality. Old vines (up to 100 years old in some sectors), hand picking, … a viticultural philosophy that is respectful to nature and explains the high quality of the wines. Grenache, Carignan, Syrah, Grenache Blanc and Grenache Gris make up the majority of the plantings. The wines are aged in oak barriques for at least a year and are bottled without filtration.
Grapes Varieties: 40% Grenache Blanc, 30% Vermentino, 20% Roussanne and 10% Macabeu
From: France, Roussillon, Cotes du Roussillon