2009 Les Clos Perdus "l'Extreme" Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes

SKU #1128008

A stone's throw from the Roussillon village of Maury is where you'll find the lost vineyard that produces Les Clos Perdus' 2009 L'Extreme rouge. Here, in the shadow of a mighty Cathar castle grow old gnarly vines of Llandoner Pelut and Syrah. Half of the wine is fermented in 400L new oak barrels, and the other half is fermented in stainless steel tanks. After 9 months elevage, the two wines are blended, and reveal a wine of intensity and character that one can only find in wines from this region. Along with warm berry fruit and spice nuances that are hallmarks of wines from the Midi, the brooding intensity and heartiness of l'Extreme make it the perfect candidate for those cold winters nights when only a hearty roast and rich glass of red wine will suffice. Like a great dinner guest, it transmits the story of the warmth, richness and character of this rough-hewn wine growing region of France. 14.5% abv.

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By: Mulan Chan-Randel |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/6/2013  | Send Email
In our most recent staff tasting, Les Clos Perdus' 2009 l'Extreme was the hands down winner. Lush grenache fruit paired with syrah? Count me in! We currently have a small quantity of the 2007 l'Extreme Rouge in stock, and it's so interesting to taste these wines side by side. The 2009 is presently so "pretty" with notes of violets, lavender and raspberry, while the 2007 (from a warmer and very strong vintage)is a bit more robust and four square with Balsamic, dark red fruits, and earthy notes. Both vintages are fantastic examples of the characterful, terroir driven and high quality wines coming out of the Roussillon these days.

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Languedoc-Roussillon

Alcohol Content (%): 14.5