2017 Grenache Blend 'Modeste'Clos des Fees
Clos des Fées is relatively new in the wine world, beginning in 1998, when Herve and Claudine settled in Vingrau, on the high cool slopes of the northern edge of Roussillon. With a large team of vineyard workers, they work approximately only 2 hectares of vines each throughout the year, producing tiny yields of perfectly ripe fruit which also retain excellent freshness and acidity. Vinifying gently and using minimal SO2 during the winemaking process the resulting wines show remarkable finesse and freshness behind perfectly ripe fruit that shows its origins from these fresh limestone based soils.
A blend of 60% Grenache and 20% Syrah and 20% Cinsault made in a fresh bright slurpable style with strawberry and rose garden aromatics and pale colour yet packed with flavour and freshness and finesse. So pretty and engaging with lovely depth and texture and could be slightly chilled for best effect.
’Crafted to be a fresh, easy-drinking red, the 2017 IGP Cotes Catalanes, 'Modeste' is light to medium-bodied, with ripe scents and flavors of black cherries, silky tannins and a crisp finish. It's a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault.‘ 86 points, The Wine Advocate, May 2019