Domaine du Clos des Fees - Les Sorcieres - Blanc - 2019 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
“The 2019 Cotes du Roussillon Les Sorcieres Blanc is 50% Vermentino, 30% Grenache Blanc and 10% each Macabeu and Roussanne. Made and matured entirely in stainless steel, it's vibrant and fresh, with scents of passion fruit, pear and muskmelon. It's medium to full-bodied, round and generous in the mouth yet zesty and refreshing, with a lingering citrus finish—a terrific Mediterranean white for drinking over the summer months.”90 points, 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