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The Vieilles Vignes Blanc is made of grapes coming from a parcel of 100 years old Grenache vines, which is quite unusual for a white! It shows a pale golden robe and a delicate nose of white peach, flowers and almonds. The palate is round, fruity with a very long, slightly sweet finish. It is very rare to see a white of such a quality in Languedoc-Roussillon!
|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Domain: Domaine du Clos des Fées
Appellation: Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes
Grapes: 94% Grenache Blanc, 6% Grenache Gris
Drink from now to 2019
Open and Drink
Serve at 10-12°C
Fantastic paired with Thai food or sushi.
Soil: Clay, limestone and stones
Age of vines: 100 years old
Parcel size: 3.5 hectares
Maturing: 8 months on lees
|What experts say|
On 2012 vintage: 16 "Grenache Blanc. Sweet apricot fruit and creamy texture. Lovely medium body and soft acidity. Rounded, herbal finish."
On 2013 vintage: 90 "The 2013 Grenache Blanc Villages Vieilles is an old-vine blend of 90% Grenache Blanc and 10% Grenache Gris that was brought up all in stainless steel. It has classic Grenache Blanc green citrus, crisp apple, honeysuckle and crushed-rock nuances to go with a pure, clean, crisp style on the palate. It’s beautifully put together and while I’d drink bottles over the coming couple of years, I suspect this will age gracefully."
On 2012 vintage: 16 "An explosion of aromas and flavours. It is delicious, full of vine peaches, violet and pear. The palate is round and structured. A hugely seducing wine."
"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...