2006 Les Clos Perdus "Prioundo" Corbières

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Les Clos Perdus is a small winery based in the village of Peyriac de Mer in the Languedoc region of the South of France. Founded by Paul Old and Hugo Stewart, Les Clos Perdus (Lost Vineyards) mission is to discover and nurture select parcels of old vines, scattered throughout the hillsides. Many of these small vineyards had been disregarded by larger producers because of their isolation, their low cropping potential and their inability to be machine worked. Their ultimate goal is to produce distinctive well balanced wines of the very highest quality. Prioundo contains 70% Grenache, 30% Cinsault from select vineyards in the Corbières hills, near the village of Villesèque. The wines bouquet is both floral in character ,(faded roses) but also evokes a fresh fruit bowl of strawberries and raspberries. On the palate this medium +bodied wine which presents itself as fresh and vibrant. Ripe fruit envelops the palate while fine tannins provide extra dimension and texture to the wine. The Prioundo is an excellent choice to enjoy with grilled tuna with fresh herbs. 14% abv.

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By: Jason Marwedel |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/28/2010  | Send Email
Prioundo from Les Clos Perdus is an extremely versatile wine that is the home chef’s best friend! Medium bodied with a lovely nose of raspberry and lavender, it possesses a ripe mouth feel, solid acidity, and well integrated tannins. Keep a few bottles at home as your “go-to” red!

By: Scott Beckerley |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/11/2010  | Send Email
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One of the most floral noses that I have smelled in a long time. Violets and lavender with heady rose notes. Bright raspberry and strawberry fruit on the palate. As with the nose, very, very pretty! Ripe tannins with a peppery finish liven the overall character and make this a memorable wine and a best buy, as well.
Top Value!

By: John Majeski |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/16/2009  | Send Email
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"In wildness is the preservation of the vine," to paraphrase Thoreau as my response to the utterly compelling wines of Les Clos Perdus (The Lost Vineyards), a tiny winery born from the beautiful, perfumed scrubland and poor, stony soils of Corbieres and Rousillon in Southwestern France. Resurrecting singularly-unique, isolated or neglected parcels of vines scattered throughout the rugged hillsides is no small effort, and winemaker Paul Olds, a former professional touring dancer, has, since 2003, followed his "other" passion by fully embracing and immersing himself in biodynamic principles of winemaking. The rich results, I'm happy to report, are distinctive wines of grace, complexity and, above all, terroir. The 2006 Prioundo, made from 70% old vine Grenache and 30% Cinsault, is scented with dried roses, violets, black tea, earth and tinges of lavender, leading to an expressive palate of ripe red fruits, supple, powdered tannins and a carressing, lingering finish. A very memorable wine to enjoy with most Mediterranean-inspired or Provencal dishes.

By: Mulan Chan-Randel |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/22/2009  | Send Email
The Prioundo is one of my current favorites from the south of France. Red berry fruits, along with rosehips, dried sage and white pepper make for an elegant and memorable red. I like the Prioundo with grilled tuna or braised lamb with spring vegetables.

By: Chiara Shannon |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 6/25/2009  | Send Email
Nice bright red berry fruit and lively acidity. mediu-bodied and very quaffable. Wonderful summer bbq/picnic wine.

 By: Bowen Dwelle |  Review Date: 9/20/2010 
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One of my favorite wines in the last year. Not huge, but very juicy and earthy.

 By: Meghan Mccarty |  Review Date: 9/5/2010 
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So happy these vineyards were found! This is an extremely food friendly and very pretty Southern French wine. It's light to medium bodied but very complex with a nose of red fruits, dried flowers and spice, and a very lively palate bursting with mouthwatering bright fruit with a delightful earthy, herbal note. Being vegetarian I'm always on the lookout for veg-friendly reds and this one definitely fit the bill.

 By: Anthony Ashley |  Review Date: 3/24/2010 
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Clear ruby purple color of light intensity, Nose of dried rose petals, damp minerals, earth, resinous herbs, cooking spices, and brightly flavored raspberries. All these elements showed through into the palate. Light bodied, balanced, and intensely flavored. And a very pleasant short to medium finish. This wine really does give a true sense of what the French term " terroir " This wine is ready to drink or cellar up to 3-5 years.
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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Languedoc-Roussillon

Alcohol Content (%): 14