Domaine de la Chique is a modern wine, dense and fragrant to be drunk now through 2017. Blending finesse, power and generosity.
|Appellation||Cotes du Roussillon|
|Winery||Clos des Fees|
|Varietal(s)||40% Grenache, 30% Carignan & 30% Syrah|
|Inventory||In Stock (309)|
Delicious ripe dark fruit, leather and pepper notes on the nose & taste. Intense and full-bodied, yet perfectly balanced. Nice tannins, smooth finish.
Grilled red meats, or roasted turkey.
Clay-limestone, stony, rich with iron oxyde.
Responsible farming. Gobelet pruning. Hand harvest.
Grapes are vinified separately. Cold pre-fermentation maceration with daily pumping over. Fermentation in tank with indigenous yeast for 21 days. Ageing in stainless steel tanks for 5 months on lees.
« I had a vision that in Roussillon, we could produce great wines equal to the best. Now this dream is becoming a reality »
A restaurateur and wine writer in previous lives, Hervé Bizeul practices a ruthlessly controlled viticultural regimen in the dramatically rocky, yet clay-permeated limestone environment north of Vingrau. Add to this a fruit-pampering vinification, and the result is wines that have turned heads every bit as much as does the local scenery and brought Bizeul well-deserved recognition as a beacon of Roussillon quality. Hervé tries to « search for and retain the fruit to make rich, Mediterranean, flavoursome wines traditional to this area »