This white is a special cuvee, the plot is located on a plateau at 500m/600m of altitude close to the Tarerach village.The soil is made of granit called « granitic arena ». This soil was formed by the magma 300 milions years ago.
|Appellation||Cotes du Roussillon village|
|Winery||Clos del Rey|
|Grapes||Grenache blanc, Vermentino|
|Inventory||In Stock (276)|
It is the granitic soils the Vermentino grows in that helps to give the wine its pleasure, power and freshness. Light gold in color with green reflections, the Sabina Blanc emits aromas of white flowers, tropical fruits and herbs. On the palate, there is beautiful concentration of just-ripe pineapple, mango and papaya complimented perfectly by hints of thyme and sage. There is a delicate acidity that gives the right amount of freshness without being bracing, balanced by a medium body which provide the perfect canvas for the flavors to shine. The Sabina Blanc is effortless drinking, the perfect combination of power, finesse and elegance.
The plot is located on the highest altitude of Fenouillède area. Which mean hot days but fresh nights.
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.