Adrien Berlioz - La Cuvee des Gueux Rouge 2020
Grapes: Mondeuse / Persan
Juicy and spicy on the palate with notes of liquorice, red and black fruits, dark cherry, blackberry and strawberry. This lighter bodied red is playful with crunchy tannins, earthy spices and nice savoury finish.
Nerd Notes: This wine is made from 15 year old vines, lieu dit “Conservatoire - Montmelian”, on a limestone terroir. The vineyard is south facing, on a 40% slope with vines planted to a high density of 8000 vines per hectare. The grapes are harvested by hand, and transported to the winery in small boxes to ensure they arrive in optimal condition. Once in the winery, the 100% whole bunch grapes are lightly crushed by foot before being put through cold maceration for 12-24 hours, natural fermentation and winemaking techniques including the addition of low amounts of sulphur. Vatting for 2 to 3 weeks and then aged in 600 litres old oak barrels.