2016 Le Clos des Jarres “Origines” Coteaux de Peyriac

Article number: Jarres Orig
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varieties: 50% grenache gris, 18% cinsault, 15% mourvedre, 8% carignan 5% grenache with small amounts of carignan blanc, alicante, clairette blanc, and grenache blanc Les Clos de Jarres is an ambitious new domaine in Minervois started by the young Vivien Hemelsdael. Vivien’s parents had originally farmed the of land here for over 25 years, selling the fruit to the local cooperative. After studying winemaking around the world and in France in Alsace, where he initially became interested in organic farming, Vivien returned home in 2010 and immediately converted the family's 12ha of vineyards to organics (now certified), and has even begun incorporating some biodynamic treatments and principals. Vivien is working with a range of traditional red and white varieties, with some of the vineyards over 80 years old.

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