Terres Fidèles, Organic Côtes du Roussillon Villages, Languedoc Roussillon, France, 2019
Wines inspired by the spirit of place - ‘L’esprit de lieu’. The wines of Terres Fidèles are created in the Roussillon and surrounding regions, a place of remarkable stories where layers of history and cultures are embedded in the raw and wild landscape.
Authentic, crafted small batch wines. Wines of the wilds. Old vine Grenache, Carignan, Malbec, Cinsault, Viognier and more. Wines to share..., some of which, namely Felicette, Mont Rocher and Montsablé we have been proudly producing for some time.
Grapes are from spectacular mountain vineyards at 240-280m altitude. This is truly “heroic viticulture”, with old bush vine, 40-80 years old, perched on steep rolling sites at the base of the cliffs on the northern edge of the Agly Valley, near Queribus, on classic schist and gres (sandy) schist soils. Vines are grown on the limits of each location, unforced and wild.
Hand harvest takes place a little earlier than most in the region. With an emphasis on wild fermentation, minimal intervention, and storage in small concrete vats to mature. No oak is used to create an honest representation of the terroir.
No oak ageing
Our first organic addition to the top-tier from Terres Fidèles. This, is a blend of Grenache and Carignan, a wine of power but not at the cost of elegance and finesses. A beautiful balance of dark and light. Grenache brings with it huge dark brooding fruit, great concentration and rich texture, whilst Carignan adds freshness, acidity, and bright fruit which marks out this very singular wine.
Superb with hearty dishes like slow-cooked stews, goulash, and mild curries.
6 x 75cl