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Modest in a simple, fruity and light-bodied red, coming from younger vines but elaborated with the same savoir-faire as every other cuvées. It is surprisingly well-made for the price, with aromas of red berries, cherry and rose; the finish is refreshing and lively. We all love a good and honest red and this is definitely one. You will appreciate it even more if you drink it slightly chilled.
|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Domain: Domaine du Clos des Fées
Appellation: Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes
Grapes: 60% Grenache Noir, 20% Syrah, 20% Cinsault
Drink from now to 2018
Open and drink
Serve at 14-16°C
Drink this fruity red during a picnic or with a charcuterie platter.
Soil: Schist and marl
Age of vines: 35 years old Cinsault
Maturing: 6 months on lees
|What experts say|
88-90 "Tasted from barrel and similarly styled, the 2014 Côtes du Roussillon Modeste has lots of saline qualities to go with more strawberry and rose garden aromas and flavors. Don’t let its light color fool you, this has real depth, plenty of flavor and a great texture."
"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...