A complex, rich and authentic wine that truly shows its Mediterranean influences.
|Appellation||Cotes du Roussillon|
|Winery||Clos del Rey|
|Varietal(s)||70% Grenache, 30% Syrah|
|Inventory||In Stock (273)|
Black fruits, earthy, wild herbs. Dense and concentrated, yet very lively. Silky tannins. It displays a somewhat stony and intense finish that is infectiously juicy. A wine of elegance and great balance.
BBQ meats, lamb, beef with wild mushrooms, strong cheese.
Syrah on Clay-Limestone, Grenache on schist.
Bush pruning. Hand harvest in small cases.
Grapes are fully destemmed. Fermentation and maceration for 3 weeks in concrete tanks. Ageing in tank for 6 months.
Jacques Montagne started the Clos del Rey in 2001. His grandparents were already making dry table wine from the family’s choice properties in Maury. His son Julien, who has worked for the Mas Amiel, joined him last year. The high-elevation vineyards southeast of the village, where much of their fruit grows, preserves freshness and warded off dehydration in 2009, but in general it's clear that old vines, exceptional sites, and meticulous vineyard work combine at this estate to minimize disparity across vintages in ripening-curve or quality in general. The Clos del Rey turns out fantastic wines that are rich, powerful, concentrated yet are not overdone. The balance is always there.