Paul Old and Hugo Stewart’s Les Clos Perdu makes some really interesting wines from biodynamically managed vineyards across promising terroirs in the Languedoc and Rousillon. This is a varietal Macabeo from 60 year old vines grown in the Agly valley, Roussillon. It’s fermented half in stainless steel and half in wood. It’s not expensive (mid-teens GBP).
Les Clos Perdus Le Blanc 2011 Pays des Cotes Catalanes, Roussillon, France
13.5% alcohol. Complex white with grapefruit, tangerine and apricot fruit characters as well as hazelnut and toast. Fruity and savoury at the same time, combining richness and freshness. There’s a hint of Sauternes to this, with nice texture too. 93/100 (UK agent Indigo Wines)
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