Le Cirque Grenache Gris 2017

White

France

Roussillon

Description

Le Cirque is crafted by the progressive Les Vignerons de Tautavel Vingrau (VTV) cooperative in the village of Tautavel. Aptly named after the vast, amphitheatre-shaped bowl of vineyards stretching north towards Vingrau, the wines represent phenomenal values, and perfectly reflect the rugged, wind-swept terroir in which they are grown.

Tasting Notes: Medium to full-bodied and very aromatic, with intense fruit, floral notes, green herb character and a light spiciness on the nose.

Serve With: Excellent on its own, or paired with savory cheese or seafood dishes.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Côtes Catalanes IGP

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871013147

Case Code

10097871013144

Vineyards

More than 2,400 acres of vines in and around Tautavel and Vingrau, with additional acreage in Maury, Opoul, and Montner. Vines are planted in clay/limestone and marne/schist soils.

Composition

100% Grenache Gris.

Viticulture

Produced from old vines averaging 70 years in age, yielding just 2 tons/acre.

Winemaking

Only the free-run juice from a very delicate pressing was used. Stainless steel vinification, with no malolactic fermentation. Unoaked.

Alcohol

13.0%

Accolades

91 pts, “a beautifully salty, racy white that has tons of character.” – JebDunnuck.com, 6/18 (2017).

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

LECR021217

 

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