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Clos Du Gravillas

Clos du Gravillas, A Fleur de Peau Muscat 2018

Nicole grew up in Narbonne, John came to St Jean de Minervois from much further afield arriving from Kentucky USA. The rocky landscape immediately brought to mind thoughts of moonscapes. The wines might be considered lunar in their minerality, some might even suggest lunatic…but they are always delicious.

This is Nicole & John's first Orange wine and what a wine it is, guaranteed to please and convert all who are new to this style of wine, just try it !

Simply put this is summer in a glass, utterly delicious, enticing and an unbridled joy to savour. 

CLIMATE

260M high vineyard, low rainfall,

TERROIR

SW exposure, very highly rocky white limestone gravel

VITICULTURE

Planted 2001, organic, trellised, lots of hand work (suckering, leaf thinning, picking of course) YIELDS: 25-30 hl/ha

VINIFICATION:

• Manual harvested

• Destemmed (in 2018)

• Mostly fermented with skins 3 weeks in steel/ 20% in barrel after a week on skins.

• Pressing/maceration—3 weeks maceration, with daily pumpover and pushdown, through fermentation

• Indigenous yeast

• Ambient ferment

• Nature of maturation – 8 months Aging in steel, 500L barrel and 10hl ceramic egg

• No Fining

TASTING NOTE

White flowers, citrus, Muscat and tangerine mingle with fresh tannins and fine acidity.


Colour Red
ABV 13% ABV
Region
Saint Jean de Minervois Languedoc, France
Grape Variety
Muscat Petits Grains
Producer
Clos du Gravillas

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