Les Clos Perdus L’Extrême Blanc 2014 Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Made from 117 years old Grenache vines. A deep golden hue, with aromas of orange rind, nut and anise. The tightly wound palate opens to notes of gingerbread and apricot with a complex and long finish that is both saline and rich. Rare and beautiful.
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|
Basket pressed with a degree of juice oxidation, reducing primary fruit character whilst enhancing complexity and stability for mid-term ageing, Bottled after filtration, Cold settled before spontaneous fermentation and ageing in a single 500 l new French oak barrel with extended solid contact and autolytic impression preferred to lees stirring, From 1 ha of dark schistose marls on steep north-east facing slopes, planted in 1898. Mas de las Fredas, Vallée de l’Agly, IGP Côtes Catalanes, No fining, No malolactic fermentation adds to tension and nerve, Suitable for vegans