Camí del Drac, Grenache- Roussanne, Vielles Vignes, IGP Côtes Catalanes, France, 2022
Over the last two decades we’ve been creating wines in the wilds of southern France
Embarking on adventures; exploring, discovering and rediscovering remarkable places and vineyard sites. From the foothills and valleys beneath the iconic Pyrénées, out through the gorges to the coastal areas of the Mediterranean. We’ve journeyed with our friends and exceptional growers, who excel at their craft and have an inherent respect for the land that they and theirs are a part of. It is these people and places that inspire our winemaking. The wines of Terres Fidèles are designed to express the spirit of this extraordinary place - old vine Grenache, Carignan, Malbec, Cinsault, Viognier and more, that are authentically crafted, small batch wines of the wilds.
These old vines are rooted in the hills of the north-west of Perpignan on clay and limestone terraces alongside the Têt River.
This is a young block Grapes are picked at night, in mid-August, and transported to the cellar in small trailers, where they are gently pressed and vinified separately. The first pressed juice is clarified by cold settling. Fermentation is carried out in stainless steel vats which is temperatures controlled between 15 and 18°C. After 10 days of fermentation, the wines are racked and left on fine lees, without malolactic fermentation. The wine is blended between September and January.
No oak ageing
Complex, floral and elegant. A combination of terroirs and varieties. Ripe stone fruit flavoured Grenache Blanc alongside the acacia floral notes of Roussanne. The balance is perfect between fruit, minerality and garrigue influences.
Perfect with garlic chicken or a roasted pork shoulder.
Grenache Blanc 70%
6 x 75cl