Clos de la Barthassade - Les Cargadous VDF 2021 (14% abv)

Clos de la Barthassade - Les Cargadous VDF 2021 (14% abv)

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  • Winemakers Guillame and Hélène Baron have hand-selected every vineyard plot and the varieties grown within.
  • The vineyards are farmed biodynamically, with the warm, sunny days providing the perfect environment for natural grape growing.
  • Unusually for the Languedoc, the wines are 50-80% whole cluster, and all vinification is by gravity.
  • The wines draw comparisons to far more famous appellations, such as Côte Rôtie, making this lineup a superb value for money.

Organic farming with adherence to the biodynamic calendar. From Saint-Saturnin and Saint-Jean-de-la-Blaquière. The Roussanne was planted in the 1990s. The Chenin plot is named Cargadous and was planted in the mid-1970s. Average yield 25hl/ha.

Stony clay in Saint-Saturnin and red “ruffles” in Saint-Jean- de-La-Blaquière

fuller bodied white from a few tiny parcels that will appeal to fans of white Rhone or Vouvray, lemon preserve, pear, floral notes, well integrated oak influence, lots of depth and body, starts off big and rich but finishes with a lovely mineral freshness

region: Pays d'Hérault, Languedoc, France

varietal: Chenin Blanc, Roussanne, Carignan Blanc, Vermentino, Chardonnay

style: fuller bodied white

farming/cellar: certified organic, biodynamic, Whole cluster press, débourbage (natural settling of must) at 12°C before fermentation in barrels. Aged 11 months in 500 L barrels and barrique (228 L) followed by four months in stainless steel tanks. Minimal SO2 at bottling.