Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Proprietor:  Paul Old, Stuart Nix, Ben Adams
Year of Establishment: 2002
Size of Estate: 17 hectares
Av. bottles/annum: TBA

Website: http://www.lesclosperdus.com/

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Importer: Eurocentric Wine http://www.eurocentricwine.com.au/


It was during a journey to the Languedoc to visit a friend in 2002, that we were inspired by the majesty of the old vines, the vast range of grape varieties, soils, climate and terrain.

 

We now farm 17 hectares, our vineyards are set out in 32 different parcels spread across three diverse regions in the Languedoc-Rousillion. Within these regions there is a multitude of differing terroirs.

 

Our belief is that all our wines should represent the year of making and be an expression of the terroir. That good winemaking is being sensitive enough to recognize the quality of a terroir, and skilful enough to allow that terroir to show through in the wine.


 

VINES

Corbière Maritime

Size
5 hectares
% of your production
TBA
Owned / Rented / - TBA
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
High alkaline soils of heavy clay and limestone.
Varieties planted
Mouvedre, Carignan
Training system
TBA
Fertilizer
Biodynamic preparations
Pest control
Plant teas, algae based bio-stimulants, clay and lithotamine are sprayed on the vine, reducing our need for use of sulphur and copper treatments
Weed control
Hand weeding
When was it converted to natural farming
TBA

 

Haute Corbière

Size
1.5 hectares
% of your production
TBA
Owned / Rented / - TBA
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
clay and limestone
Varieties planted
Cinsault and Grenache Noir
Training system
TBA
Fertilizer
Biodynamic preparations
Pest control
Plant teas, algae based bio-stimulants, clay and lithotamine are sprayed on the vine, reducing our need for use of sulphur and copper treatments
Weed control
Hand weeding
When was it converted to natural farming
TBA

 

Freza

Size
3.2 hectares
% of your production
TBA
Owned / Rented / - TBA
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
limestone
Varieties planted
Syrah, Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache Gris and Terret
Training system
TBA
Fertilizer
Biodynamic preparations
Pest control
Plant teas, algae based bio-stimulants, clay and lithotamine are sprayed on the vine, reducing our need for use of sulphur and copper treatments
Weed control
Hand weeding
When was it converted to natural farming
TBA

Vallée de l’Agly

Size
3.2 hectares
% of your production
TBA
Owned / Rented / - TBA
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Various
Varieties planted
Llendoner Pelut Syrah, Grenache Gris, Grenache Noir, Carignan, Macabeu and Muscat
Training system
TBA
Fertilizer
Biodynamic preparations
Pest control
Plant teas, algae based bio-stimulants, clay and lithotamine are sprayed on the vine, reducing our need for use of sulphur and copper treatments
Weed control
Hand weeding
When was it converted to natural farming
TBA

 

 
 

Wines

Le Blanc

2012
Variety/ies

Macabeu 65%, Grenache gris 30%, Muscat 5%

Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Very varied
Days of skin contact
TBA
Filtered
Yes.
Fined
No
Elevage
7 months - stainless steel
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
TBA

Prioundo

2012
Variety/ies
Grenache noir 80%, Cinsault 20%
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Haute Corbière
Days of skin contact
21 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage

In stainless steel on fine lees for 9

months.
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
TBA

Cuvee 101

2012
Variety/ies

Carignan 50%, Grenache 35%,

Mourvèdre 15%

Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Corbière maritime
Days of skin contact
21 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage

In stainless steel on fine lees for 9

months
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
TBA