Domaine Des Deux Clés 'Corbières Rouge' 2019
Producer: Domaine Des Deux Clés
Varietal: 50% Carignan, 25% Syrah, 25% Grenache Noir
Notes: Each variety is harvested and fermented separately in a combination of concrete and stainless-steel tanks. All grapes are fully destemmed and fermented whole berry without crushing. The extraction is very light, with one short pump over per day. Maceration for the Syrah and Grenache lasts 20 – 25 days, depending on the vintage. While the maceration for the Carignan is a bit longer at 25 – 30 days. Each tank is pressed separately, then blended. A low dose of sulfur is added after the completion of malolactic fermentation.
Aged 9 months, 90% in raw concrete tanks and 10% in 4 to 5-year-old 228L barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
In the cellar the focus is on elegance and freshness. Both great lovers of Burgundy, Gaëlle and Florian believe that the unique micro-climate of Fontjoncouse lends itself nicely to a finesse driven style reminiscent of their favorite Burgundies. The whites are vinified in the traditional Burgundian way, with low pressure pneumatic pressing, fermentation and maturation in 228L French oak barrels, with gentle rackings and light batonnage. The reds are fermented utilizing a combination of whole clusters and whole berries in large concrete and stainless-steel tanks. In order to maintain freshness and avoid the extraction of harsh tannins, the reds undergo one light pump-over a day. A minimal amount of sulfur is added at the completion of malolactic fermentation and all wines are bottled without fining or filtration. - Terres Blanches Wines