Clos du Rouge Gorge Vieilles Vignes is a natural red wine coupage of Cariñena and Grenache Tinta. It is produced by Clos du Rouge Gorge and is rated as a VDP des Côtes Catalans.
Clos du Rouge Gorge is a small winery in Languedoc-Roussillon run by Cyril Fhal. He founded it in 2002, and cultivates his 6 hectares of vineyards, which are from 50 to 100 years old, biodynamically, without using synthetic products, and always vinifies with native yeasts according to the philosophy of minimal intervention, simply accompanying the processes and letting the grapes and the terroir express themselves fully and finely.
The vineyards for Clos du Rouge Gorge Vieilles Vignes are up to 100 years old and are planted in gneiss soils. They are cultivated biodynamically and harvested by hand into boxes. They are cultivated biodynamically in order to respect the vines and the biodiversity of their surroundings to the full.
In the cellar, Clos du Rouge Gorge Vieilles Vignes, is prepared by working gently, infusing the grapes in foudres and large barrels so that the subtle and delicate aromas of the grape can be extracted. The final wine is aged in 500 and 600 litre vats for 24 months, and is finally harmonised in a tank.
To reduce the amount of sulphur added at the time of bottling, Clos du Rouge Gorge Vieilles Vignes is bottled with a little residual carbonation. If this doesn’t bother you, you can keep it, but if you prefer you can decant the wine and shake it a little so that it volatilises.
Clos du Rouge Gorge Vieilles Vignes is a wine with complex and elegant aromas that will pair perfectly with a host of spicy or Mediterranean dishes.