Clos Louis Blanc - Catalanes, France
Clos Louis Blanc - Catalanes, France
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Clos Louis Blanc - Catalanes, France
Clos Louis Blanc - Catalanes, France
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Clos Louis Blanc 2020 - Catalanes, France

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Winemaker "The color is clear and glassy. The flavours and colours are numerous, dense and smooth. The nose is complex with aromas of fresh fruit, grapefruit, candied lemon, mango, lined with spices, cardamom and delicate aromas of lime blossom. In the mouth: the taste is generous, typical of low yield wines. There is a nice balance of acidity and freshness and a beautiful aromatic persistence with a very pleasant mineral finish."

This wine reveals the high potential of these white grape varieties on the specific black schist terroir.

65% White Grenache 35% White Carignan

In the historic region of Roussillon, France, two prestigious winegrower families, The Cazes and Batlle families carry on their familiies traditiion of wine making since the late 19th century. Their latest addition, Le Clos Louis, takes up the legacy.

"Le Clos Louis" is the confidential project of Bruno Cazes. On 1.5 hectares and a black shale terroir, he produces a single high-end cuvée, up to 6,000 bottles a year. This is one of Roussillon's best kept secrets." La Passion du Vin

Le Clos Louis, is a significant vineyard, and lies near the iconic Cathar castles and the charming village of Maury, one of the oldest appelations in Roussillon, designated in 1936. This well-kept vineyard, situated on a single hillside, is shrouded in family secrets. Its unique soil, composed of secondary schistous marl, allows the roots to reach deep for vital moisture. The black shales retain warmth during the day and release it at night, ensuring optimal grape ripening conditions.

Dedicated to tradition and quality, the winegrower family upholds their noble profession, with each bottle of wine reflecting the essence of their land and heritage. With Louis at the helm, they continue to produce wines that embody the history and character of the region.

White Grenache, or Grenache Blanc, is a white wine grape related to the red grape Grenache Noir. Both are part of the Grenache family grown in many global wine regions. Grenache Blanc grapes produce aromatic white wines with citrus, stone fruit, and floral notes. The style varies from light to full-bodied due to factors like climate and winemaking. It's grown in places like Rhône Valley, France (often blended), and other French regions, as well as Spain, the US (California), Australia, and South Africa. The variety's increasing popularity has sparked more experimentation and exploration in winemaking.

Côtes Catalanes is a significant IGP in southern France's Languedoc-Roussillon region, coinciding with the Pyrénées-Orientales department. It embraces diverse grape varieties and allows for a range of wine styles. The IGP covers a wide range of terroir that can be broadly described as Mediterranean, with garrigue-covered hills and a hot, dry climate. The poor, dry soils are well suited to viticulture, forcing vine roots to travel deep into the soil to find water. Low rainfall leads to a concentration of flavors in the grapes.

Most of the vineyards lie on east-facing slopes that are open to marine influences. Sea breezes help to refresh vineyards during the hot, sunny days, and winds from the snow-covered caps of the Pyrenees cool vineyards at night, ensuring grapes develop acidity along with flavor.

The classic Mediterranean varieties – Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsaut and Carignan – dominate the wines made under the denomination, and as such enjoy the best vineyard sites.

Carignan Blanc is a white-skinned mutation of the Carignan grape variety that is found in the wines of southern France and northwestern Spain. It is usually seen in full-bodied blended white wines with other local varieties, and in particular Grenache Blanc, Terret and Viognier. Varietally, Carignan Blanc makes a fresh, citrussy wine with good acidity. While Carignan Blanc is not as widely planted as it once was, it is still found throughout the vineyards of the Mediterranean coast, particularly in the Languedoc-Roussillon region.
Winemaker "The color is clear and glassy. The flavours and colours are numerous, dense and smooth. The nose is complex with aromas of fresh fruit, grapefruit, candied lemon, mango, lined with spices, cardamom and delicate aromas of lime blossom. In the mouth: the taste is generous, typical of low yield wines. There is a nice balance of acidity and freshness and a beautiful aromatic persistence with a very pleasant mineral finish."

This wine reveals the high potential of these white grape varieties on the specific black schist terroir.

65% White Grenache 35% White Carignan

In the historic region of Roussillon, France, two prestigious winegrower families, The Cazes and Batlle families carry on their familiies traditiion of wine making since the late 19th century. Their latest addition, Le Clos Louis, takes up the legacy.

"Le Clos Louis" is the confidential project of Bruno Cazes. On 1.5 hectares and a black shale terroir, he produces a single high-end cuvée, up to 6,000 bottles a year. This is one of Roussillon's best kept secrets." La Passion du Vin

Le Clos Louis, is a significant vineyard, and lies near the iconic Cathar castles and the charming village of Maury, one of the oldest appelations in Roussillon, designated in 1936. This well-kept vineyard, situated on a single hillside, is shrouded in family secrets. Its unique soil, composed of secondary schistous marl, allows the roots to reach deep for vital moisture. The black shales retain warmth during the day and release it at night, ensuring optimal grape ripening conditions.

Dedicated to tradition and quality, the winegrower family upholds their noble profession, with each bottle of wine reflecting the essence of their land and heritage. With Louis at the helm, they continue to produce wines that embody the history and character of the region.

White Grenache, or Grenache Blanc, is a white wine grape related to the red grape Grenache Noir. Both are part of the Grenache family grown in many global wine regions. Grenache Blanc grapes produce aromatic white wines with citrus, stone fruit, and floral notes. The style varies from light to full-bodied due to factors like climate and winemaking. It's grown in places like Rhône Valley, France (often blended), and other French regions, as well as Spain, the US (California), Australia, and South Africa. The variety's increasing popularity has sparked more experimentation and exploration in winemaking.

Côtes Catalanes is a significant IGP in southern France's Languedoc-Roussillon region, coinciding with the Pyrénées-Orientales department. It embraces diverse grape varieties and allows for a range of wine styles. The IGP covers a wide range of terroir that can be broadly described as Mediterranean, with garrigue-covered hills and a hot, dry climate. The poor, dry soils are well suited to viticulture, forcing vine roots to travel deep into the soil to find water. Low rainfall leads to a concentration of flavors in the grapes.

Most of the vineyards lie on east-facing slopes that are open to marine influences. Sea breezes help to refresh vineyards during the hot, sunny days, and winds from the snow-covered caps of the Pyrenees cool vineyards at night, ensuring grapes develop acidity along with flavor.

The classic Mediterranean varieties – Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsaut and Carignan – dominate the wines made under the denomination, and as such enjoy the best vineyard sites.

Carignan Blanc is a white-skinned mutation of the Carignan grape variety that is found in the wines of southern France and northwestern Spain. It is usually seen in full-bodied blended white wines with other local varieties, and in particular Grenache Blanc, Terret and Viognier. Varietally, Carignan Blanc makes a fresh, citrussy wine with good acidity. While Carignan Blanc is not as widely planted as it once was, it is still found throughout the vineyards of the Mediterranean coast, particularly in the Languedoc-Roussillon region.