A blend of 75% old vine Grenache Blanc with a dabble of Clairette, Bourboulenc and Roussanne. Hand-picked, whole bunch pressed manually. NO racking at any stage. Co-fermented in barrels. Primary ferment often doesn’t finish until following spring followed by Malo. This is the way it often was in colder cellars across France. Aged on FULL lees for minimum of 2 years, no racking or sulphur.
Vineyards - 1.7 Hectares from Pied-Redon – Mounir refers to this as the Perrieres of CNDP. Sandy soil. In 2014 Clos Saouma purchased this site which they previously leased. They also have 0.8 Hectares from Le Pointu the highest point in the appellation. Rayas & Bonneau also have plantings in Pointu.
“This wine was one of the highlights of my annual trip to the region and, in the context of truly world-class white wines, it’s a serious value” – Josh Raynolds