Les Clos Perdus L’Année Blanc 2014 Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Aromas of oyster shell and citrus peels with notes of gunflint and quinine. The palate, with hints of greengage and lime, develops weight and riper fruit character with time. Long saline finish.
About the winemaker
Les Clos Perdus is a 20-hectare domain of organic and biodynamic vines established on three unique terroirs, each represented by an individual wine: Mire La Mer from the Corbières Maritimes, Prioundo from the Hautes Corbières and L’Extrême from the Agly Valley in the Roussillon, France. It all started in 2002 when, during a journey to the Languedoc to visit a friend, Paul Old was inspired by the majesty of the old vines, the vast range of grape varieties, soils, climate and terrain. After a career of over twenty years as a professional dancer in Europe, Paul returned to his native Australia to study Wine Science at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. He then joined forces with Hugo Stewart in 2003 to form Les Clos Perdus, starting with 1.5 hectare of vines in the Corbières Maritimes. He has since been joined by Ben Adams who studied Fine Arts in London before finding that vines and wines were his ideal form of artistic expression. After working with Les Clos Perdus during and after his Wine Studies at Plumpton College in Sussex, Ben joined the business as a partner in 2014.
|Viticulture and Winemaking|
As indicated by the name, the ‘L’Année’ wines reflect characteristics of the year in which they were produced, rather than a specific terroir, Elevage is in stainless steel with extended solid contact, Hand harvested grapes, IGP Côtes Catalanes, Made with grapes from vineyards in Montner, Maury and near Mas de las Fredas, with varying aspect and soil, No malolactic fermentation, Suitable for vegans, Varying levels of skin contact and differing harvest times mean that lots are basket pressed and cold settled as batches, but ultimately fermented with indigenous yeast together in a single 3000 l vat, Yield: 12–20 hl/ha