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Literally "My heart stopped beating", this special cuvée is an incredible 97% Syrah. A modern and fancy label, a dark colour, an explosive nose of black currant, spices and liquorice, a concentrated palate with silky tannins... it is just a beautiful and expressive red from Roussillon. Highly recommended if you are looking for something different.
|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Domain: Domaine du Clos des Fées
Appellation: Côtes du Roussillon
Grapes: 97% Syrah, 3% Grenache
Drink from now to 2024
Decant 2 hours before
Serve at 16-18°C
A tasty meat such as lamb will be great with it.
Parcel size: 2.7 hectares
Maturing: 8 months on lees
|What experts say|
On 2012 vintage: 17 "We love this complex but not complicated wine. It talks about fruit, truffle, spices, violet... it is honest and supple. This wine is like a lovely kiss."
"It’s a knockout bottle of wine" - Robert Parker. The Clos des Fées Rouge is the flagship red of the domain, the one which has made its success in the early days. It is a subtle blend of very old grapes of Grenache and Carignan (70 to 100 years old!), and young high-quality vines of Syrah and Mourvèdre. The timing of the harvest is decided in order to...