Domaine le Clos des Lumières Vin Gris “Eclipse”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Here’s a new grape for you! Caladoc, a cross of Grenache and Malbec, was created by Paul Truel in 1958 to help solve the problem of shatter which occurs when the fruit is improperly set or harmed by frost during the blooming period.
- As it turns out Caladoc makes a lovely aromatic rosé with pretty red berry fruit, spice, and supple tannins.
Varietal Composition: 100% Caladoc
Elaboration: The harvest is done during the night to limit oxidation. The grapes are destemmed and crushed, followed by pneumatic pressing. For this wine, it only uses the first press, which is clear in color and very aromatic. The lees are used to induce the development of aromas, complexity and roundness
Tasting Notes: Clear pink in color, almost white rose petals. Very intense nose dominated by white fruit aromas. The palate will reveal cherry, peach with a bit of pleasant spiciness in the finish.
Domaine le Clos des Lumières is a 50-hectare, family farm founded in 1946 by the grandfather of the domaine’s current vigneron, Gerald Serrano. The ambitious and talented Gerald Serrano is solely responsible for the recent “coming out” of this estate – Prior to taking things over in 2003 Gerald’s father was selling all grapes on the estate to the local cooperative.
Having grown up on the property, Gerald is intimately familiar with the terroir here. The oldest vines now edge 60 years in age and this land really seems to “pack the character in.”. We’ve sold massive amounts of Rhone wine over the last forty years, and these are the most well-received Cotes du Rhone values we’ve carried in our history.