2010 Les Genoux 2010
- Case (Member)
- Grenache Blanc
- Grenache Gris
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
- Drinking Window
- 2012 - 2018
- International Wine Challenge Silver Medal
Only available for collection from 44 Hertford Avenue, SW14 8EQ!
Les Genoux was bottled unfiltered, and by now has thrown a light sediment.
It is recommended to stand the bottle upright for 24-48 hours before drinking, and ideal to decant into a carafe or jug 1-2 hours before serving
Les Genoux is less intensely coloured than the regular cuveé, as it contains 10-15% white and pink grapes.
A restrained nose, that benefits from aeration, and then opens up voluptuous kirsch-like aromas, and hints of garrigue herbs - rosemary and thyme
Initially soft, and lush, the palate unveils an array of crushed stones, herbs, and ripe damson and currant flavours
- Winemaking Notes
The source of the fruit for our 'Les Genoux' cuveé are the wonderful 90 year-old vines in our ancient Coume de Roy vineyard.
All the grapes are picked by hand, and any selection needed to eliminate less than perfect grapes is done in the vineyard.
The grapes are de-stalked, lightly crushed, and fermented in up-ended demi-muids (500 L barrels) with the ends taken out, and plunge gently by hand, twice or three times a day.
Pressing with a small basket press.
Maturation in a mixture of new, 1 year old and 2 year old Demi-muids for 14 months, before being bottled with no fining or filtration, and sealed with melted beeswax.
- Food Pairing
Excellent on its own as a 'vino di meditazione' (best appreciated with a good friend), Les Genoux is also a wonderful match for charcuterie (especially finnochiona, or fennel salami), and the perfumed, elegant style makes it pretty versatile.
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