2016 Clos des Fées Vieilles Vignes, Côtes du Roussillon Villages

Sommelier turned winemaker Hervé Bizeul has earned kudos for this career change. He makes this superb cuvée from an abandoned vineyard of ancient vines he bought in a forgotten corner of the Roussillon in the late 1990s. It is a field blend of Grenache and local curiosity Lladoner Pelut, along with Carignan and Syrah. It is rich and fruity, bursting with black berry flavours, with subtle savoury notes of cured meat, and a salty drive on the palate. Structured but in no way heavy; peppery, and so, so good.

Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£27.88
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£167.28

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    France
  • Grape
    Carignan/Cariñena/Mazuelo
    Grenache/Garnacha
    Shiraz/Syrah
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2030
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14.5%
2016 Clos des Fées Vieilles Vignes, Côtes du Roussillon Villages
About this producer

Domaine du Clos des Fées

Former Best Young Sommelier in France turned winemaker Hervé Bizeul has earned kudos across the French wine industry for turning his hand to production, making exciting wines from the abandoned vines he bought in the late 1990s in a forgotten corner of the Roussillon. With some exceptionally old vines (up to 100 years) and some local rare varieties, along with lashings of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan, he makes poised, complex, thoughtful wines.

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