2015 Clos du Rouge Gorge Jeunes Vignes IGP Cotes Catalanes,750ml

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In far sourthern France the winemaker, Dive Bouteille, rejects the Roussillon appellation that requires use of Syrah and Mouverde for red blends because they are not native to the region. Opting to use the more loosely regulated Côtes Catalanes for his biodynamically farmed Grenache. Despite being called "Jeunes Vignes" the vines are over 25 years old and yield an exceptional, chill-able red.

From the mouth of the importer (Camille Rivière Selection):

"100% Grenache Noir (50 years old on average) growing on slate. 8 days of whole cluster infusion/maceration with no punch down or pump over and then pressed gently and racked into demi muid barrel to complete fermentation. In March/April of the following year all the barrels are racked into stainless steel tank and the wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered in May (2mg SO2 @ bottling)."

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