Daniel’s top cuvee. Full-flavoured but focused with firm tannins, this bottling is a savory, gamy and low-toned offering that promises plenty of food-friendly enjoyment.
|Appellation||Coteaux du Languedoc|
|Winery||Domaine Le Conte des Floris|
|Varietal(s)||Syrah (60%), Grenache/Mourvedre (40%)|
|Inventory||In Stock (55)|
Aromas and flavours of baked plum and black cherry, mint, thyme, bitter chocolate, lightly smoked game and singed meat. Full-flavoured but focused, this bottling is a savoury, gamy and low toned offering. Firm and structured.
Lamb tenderloin with zucchinis, deer fillet with a pepper sauce or pan-fried red mullet with Provencal herbs.
Schist, Sandstone and villafranchien.
Organic farming. Gobelet pruning. Hand harvest.
Grapes are destalked and fermented in concrete tanks for 5 weeks with pigeage. Aged for 24 months in one wine barrels from clos de Tart and then 6 months in vats.
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!