Inspired by his vinous experiences in Bordeaux, Dimitri Glipa decided to settle in the Fenouillèdes in 2006. He works his magic particularly with Grenache Gris and Noir, as well as Syrah and Carignan. Purity, intensity and complexity abound in the stylish wines, coming from Dimitri’s 10 hectare estate, where his ‘vieilles vignes’ have an average age of 60.
70% Grenache Blanc – 30% Maccabeu
Vineyard & Vinification Note
Soil and terroir: St Paul de Fenouillet at 300m of altitude on schistose marl and black shales Age of vines: Approximately 65 years old
Budding on plot selection. Leaf removal and thinning on plot selection
Parcel selection. Grapes harvested in 8 kilo boxes. Grapes sorted on plot if needed. Berries sorted on sorting table after destemming.
Direct pressing of whole bunches.
Alcoholic fermentation in barrels of 300-500 litre tank. Temperature control by thermoregulation. Stirring of the lees in fermentation. Ageing 6 months on fine lees (70% in barrels and 30% in tanks).
Pale colour with hints of green. On the nose, it exudes aromas of white fruit (pear, white peach) and flowers, with fine toasty notes. The mouth has a beautiful structure, while revealing a certain freshness. Nice clear attack, then the wine develops into more roundness, to finish on a mineral and taut note.
Decanter Magazine Weekend Wine
This sappy and mineral blend of Grenache Blanc and Macabeu from 65-year-old vines spends six months on fine lees (70% in barrel). Expressively aromatic, with scents of honeysuckle, firm peach and spice. Carries the alcohol well. 91 Points, April 2022
Pairs well with seafood, tapas, grilled fish, cheeses and Thai cuisine.