Les Grezes 2018

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Hand-picked Grenache Gris from vines planted in 1947. This wine spends a total of 10 months in barrel. Bright, complex, a touch spritzy, and unique!

 

Sweet aromas of fresh green apple, lemon curd, grass, and pear.

ABV:

  • 13%

Vintage:

  • 2018

Type:

  • White

More On Les Grezes 2018

Pairings

Tapas, Fresh Seafood, Barbecue

Varietal

Grenache Gris

Funky Scale

Mostly Funky

Region

Languedoc, France

The Producer

About Domaine Bordes

Without formal training, Philippe and Emma studied books, observed other producers and learned from their mistakes. “It’s a bit like poker,” said Philippe. “You dearly pay one or two times, then you watch out! This is the basis of learning.” After purchasing several plots, they released their first vintage in 2001. Practicing biodynamics since the beginning, they gained organic certification in 2008, becoming one of fifteen organic producers in Saint-Chinian. Surrounded by ‘garigue’, the vineyards here are isolated and rich in biodiversity. Most of the plots are plowed by horse and the family makes their own compost. They manage low-yields to better allow the vines to create their own immune defense. “If you request a reasonable production, and do not treat as soon as there is an issue,” said Philippe, “then step-by-step, the vine will be able to self-protect and become stronger.” In the cellar, all operations are scheduled according to the lunar calendar. There is no temperature control, and everything happens naturally without additives with the exception of a small amount of sulfites in order to ensure the stability of the wines over time and travel. - T Edwards