L'Année Rouge Les Clos Perdus 2018
|Grapes||Grenache - Carignan - Syrah|
|Cellar||Les Clos Perdus|
|Region||Languedoc & Roussillon|
|Pairings||Red Meat, Grilled Meat, Seasoned Salumi|
This cuvée is the assembly of grapes of plots located on the three terroirs: 60% grenache, 30% carignan, 10% syrah. Vinification is characterized by a short period of extraction, gentle pressing and prolonged contact with stainless steel skins. This respectful and minimalist approach produces a fresh wine with an excellent structure.
Les Clos Perdus
Founded in 2003, Les Clos Perdus is a small winery located in the village of Peyriac de Mer, in Corbières.
The name "Les Clos Perdus" reflects the discovery of old plots of isolated "lost" vines in the Haute Corbières and Vallée de l'Agly. Many of these small vineyards had been ignored because of their low clipping potential and inability to work in a car.
Today Paul Old and Ben Adams work 16 hectares divided into 35 small plots distributed in three different areas; Corbières maritime, Haute Corbières and Vallée de l'Agly.
The aim was to select particular varieties on particular types of soil and then guide these vineyards towards a balance and health of the grapes with a low human intervention. Organic viticulture, biodynamic principles and the structure of the lunar calendar are intrinsic.
Healthy and vibrant fruit is harvested and sorted by hand. The fermentations of wild yeast, accurate extraction and extension of crops with minimal interference, allow the production of unique wines that express their place of origin.