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Clos del Rey Le Clos 2012

France, Roussillon

Lush, fruity, herbal, mineral flavours; you can smell the sunshine!

Country France
Region Roussillon
Appellation Cotes du Roussillon village
Winery Clos del Rey
Vintage 2012
Color Red
Varietal(s) Carignan (80%), Grenache (20%) 
¥6,800  (incl. tax)

Lush, fruity, herbal, mineral flavours; you can smell the sunshine!

Country France
Region Roussillon
Appellation Cotes du Roussillon village
Winery Clos del Rey
Vintage 2012
Color Red
Varietal(s) Carignan (80%), Grenache (20%) 
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Rosemary, lavender, and otherwise resinous garrigue herbs ally themselves with ripe blackberry, peat, and saliva-inducing mineral salts on a dense, oily-textured palate underlain with fine, firm tannins, leading to a genuinely exhilarating finish, with sappy, mouthwatering, positively vibratory length that involves tactile and active impingement of stony and somehow almost crystalline mineral character.

Pairing

BBQ meats, lamb chops, beef with wild mushrooms.

Production

Terroir

Clay-Limestone, schist and iron.

Viticulture

Hand harvest in small cases. Bush pruning.

Vinification

Grapes are fully destemmed. Fermentation and maceration for 4 weeks in concrete tanks. Ageing for 16 months in tank (60%) and in new oak barrels (40%).

Data
Closure Cork
Alcohol 15%
Product Code 12R292
Inventory Very Low Stock (24)
Winery

Winery Description

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 in 2015.

 The high-elevation vineyards southeast of the village, where much of their fruit grows, preserves freshness and warded off dehydration but produce enough juice to make wine.
This particularity combine to the wine making process of Montagne’s family make hight quality wines every year.
The Clos del Rey turns out fantastic wines that are rich, fine, concentrated yet are not overdone. The balance is always there.

Terroir 
All the plots are naturally protected by the guarrigue (made of thym, rosemarie and cistes). The soil is composed of clay and limestone with lot of iron at 300m altitude.

Grapes
the syrah is 15 years old, the grenache and carignan are 50 years old and some are 120 years old

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