Domaine du Clos des Fees - Vieilles Vignes - red - 2017 - 750 ml
WHT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
"Lifted, floral notes accent the dark purple fruits on the nose of the 2017 Côtes du Roussillon Villages Vieilles Vignes. It's medium to full-bodied, with raspberry and cherry overtones and a fine, silky texture that lingers elegantly through the finish. This year's blend is 45% Grenache, 40% Carignan and 15% Syrah." Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate
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.