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Domaine of the Bee Les Genoux IGP Côtes Catalanes 2015

Les Genoux was first launched in 2009, and is the Domaines top cuvée, made from the best barrels from the oldest and finest vineyard in Maury’s famous Coume de Roy. It is a ‘field blend’ (i.e. different grape varieties are all mixed together in the vineyard), with the majority being Grenache Noir, but with significant amounts of Carignan, Grenache Gris, and various unknown white grape varieties.

The name "Les Genoux" (French for ‘The Knees’) was chosen as it is the very best wine the domaine can make and ties in nicely with the English vernacular, "The bee’s knees" an expression that means "the very best".

The Domaine of the Bee Les Genoux is only produced in the best years, and in 2015 only 834 bottles were produced. It is less intensely coloured than the regular Domaine of the Bee cuveé, as it contains 10-15% white and pink grapes. The nose is complex, spicy and perfumed with layers of raspberry and wild strawberry notes alongside wafts of rosemary and fennel. The palate is soft and lush unveiling an array of flavours including herbs, ripe plum and damson. For all its soft charm there is still a lot of tannin in the wine which suggests its good for further development in bottle over the next 3 to 4 years.

Bottled with minimal filtration and sealed with Bees Wax for good measure too!

 

Wine File
Producer:
Domaine of the Bee
Country:
France
Region:
Languedoc Roussillon
Sub Region:
Vin de Pays - IGP
Style:
Red Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Grenache , Other Varieties
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
14.5%
Closure:
Natural Cork
Vegan:
Yes
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
10.9
£35.00

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