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Fruity/aromatic - LES GLACIERES (BLANC), Gardies. Cotes du Roussillon, SW France

2017 LES GLACIÈRES, Gardies. Roussillon, SW France


Bin: 138
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Grape Variety: 40% Grenache Blanc and Gris, 40% Roussanne, 20% Maccabeu; all hand-harvested; part whole-bunch, part de-stemmed. Barrel-fermented and matured in 600 litre barrels for 8 months (5% new).
Producer: From the UK agent, Christian Honorez:
"Representing the 7th generation of his family to work with vines and wine, Jean Gardiés owns some of the finest vineyards (35 hectares in total, divided into a myriad of different parcels) on both the chalky-clay soils of Vingrau and the black schist and limestone outcrops of Espira de l’Agly, above Perpignan. One of the great, yet relatively unsung French producers, he is quietly making wines that represent his identity and interpretation of his terroir. Mixing traditional and modern styling, his wines have great intensity and definition with strong personality. The whites exhibit lovely mineral touches; whilst the reds have all the Roussillon power balanced by freshness and, again, classic mineral character. His offerings are classic Catalan wines that express perfectly the rugged intensity and beauty of this fabulous region. Jean’s 30 years of experience add to his innate ability to craft wines that are distinctive and as authentic as any wines can be. “To live in harmony with rough and wild nature, to understand that everything comes from the soil and from the permanent attention that this brings” is Jean Gardiés philosophy."
Old Bridge Rating: A wine of intensity and subtlety, remarkably fine considering the warmth of the climate and the lack of great white wines previously produced in the area.

£17.50 £14.50 per bottle
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