2023 IGP Saint-Guilhem le Désert Domaine de La Réserve d'O

Grapes Chenin Blanc, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc
Colour White
Origin France, Languedoc-Roussillon
Other Bio-dynamic, Certified Organic
Sub-district Saint-Guilhem le Désert
Classification IGP
ABV 13%

La Reserve d’O white 2023 Chenin, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc. Amphora, 320 ltr cigar Barrique, stainless steel. (2,000 BT’s only) Pungent, herbal, quince, in the mouth layered fruit, honey, decent acid, quince, yoghurt and herbs. L&S (Mar 2024)

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Blend of Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne. All harvested and pressed together, then fermented in a combination of amphora, oak and stainless steel. The oak is an unusual 320l cigar barrel, made popular by Didier Dagueneau- very long, meaning lots of lees contact. Very Chenin blanc on the nose, full of juicy apples, flowers and a touch of straw. Wonderful freshness, with a long finish with a touch of bitterness that is very pleasant and adds to the complexity, and very lip-smacking. Fabulous salinity on the finish, and a real driving acidity. Really intriguing already, but will continue to blossom with some more time in the bottle. L&S (Mar 2024)

Domaine de La Réserve d'O

Marie and Frederic Chauffray used to run a wine shop, but after studying agronomics, Marie became interested in growing grapes to make her very own wine. In 2004, she discovered a unique, original vineyard situated 400 metres up in the hills overlooking the Vallée de l’Hérault within the appellation Terrasses du Larzac. She was ecstatic. With her husband, Frédéric, they created “La Reserve d’O,” which they have farmed biodynamically from day one. All of the vines on this 12.5 hectares of soils sit on their own roots in poor, stony clayey-calcareous soils. The plateau upon which they sit is swept daily by the Mistral, a serious north wind from the Mediterranean. This special "climat" gives their wines a freshness and originality which differentiate them from the other wines of the area. All work in the vineyard is by hand. The vines now average 30 years of age and are composed of 50% Grenache, 44% Syrah and 6% Cinsault. Their wines are certified organic and biodynamic by Ecocert and Demeter. This way of working with minimal intervention and minimal impact on the environment now also includes the labels and bottles used here. Gone are the beautifully coloured and textured labels of old - replaced with classic designs in black and white on recycled paper - they bring to mind the great labels of wines from Domaine de la Romanée Conti!

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