This Grenache-based wine delivers tons of sweet fruits balanced by a fine acidity and nice tannins. A wine whose model could be Chateau Rayas.
|Appellation||Coteaux du Languedoc|
|Winery||Domaine Le Conte des Floris|
|Varietal(s)||Grenache (80%), Carignan (15%) and syrah (5%)|
|Inventory||In Stock (43)|
Aromas of black fruits, cherry and blueberry. The palate is rich and intense, with ripe dark fruits typical of Grenache and silky tannins. The finale is spicy and long.
Red meats, duck with a spicy sauce, pork tenderloin with prunes.
Villafranchien terraces of alluvial stones.
Organic farming. Gobelet pruning. Hand harvest.
Grenache grapes are partially destalked while other grapes are fully destalked. Fermentation in concrete tanks for 6 weeks with pigeage and daily pumping of the juices over the cap. Aged in 3-to-5 years oak barrels for 12 months and then 6 months in concrete tank.
Le Conte Des Floris is a small estate of 7,5 hectares created in 2000. There is 5.3 hectares in red and 2.2 in white mainly carignan blanc. Any chemistry are used on the vines and in the cellar the sulfur and yeast are used in moderation. They want the terroir to express itself as naturally as possible and step in as less as possible.
Daniel et Catherine Le Conte Des Floris :
After a first career as a professor of computational science and four years at the French magazine "La Revue du Vin de France" (RVF) where Daniel worked as assistant chief editor, this wine aficionado realized his dream in 2000 by settling down in Pézenas after a training period in Beaune (Bourgogne). Catherine was working in public relations industry in Paris, and drop everything to join him fully into this journey.
The unknown Carignan Blanc
The carignan blanc is a mutation of the carignan noir born after the phylloxera crisis when some winemaker wanted to reproduce the carignan noir. The carignan blanc’s berry is round small and has a thick skin. The wines produced are complex with vanilla, yellow fruits, white flowers, apple and exotic fruits aromas. Those wines can age between 5 to 15 years!