Reds — Carignan/Grenache

Clos du Rouge Gorge Vielle Vignes 2021

Where - Roussillon, France
What - Carignan Blend
Body - Medium
Style - Contemplate

Cult wines from Cyril Fhal who organically farms just under 5 hectares around the village of Latour-de-France with the vineyards for the VV being the driest unirrigated vineyards in the world (bit of trivia for you). Very low yields from 70 to 100 year old vines (nearly all Carignan with some Grenache), meticulous grape selection in the vineyard, gentle extraction and sensitive handling of oak gives a wine that shows spicy black fruits with liquorice and a notable mineral freshness, it has an exceptional texture and suppleness