After spending some time as a winemaker in a Grand Cru estate in Bordeaux, Dimitri Glipa decided to settle in the heart of Roussillon, particularly in the sought after terroir of the Fenouillèdes. Like many talented producers in the area Dimitri produces wines from old vines that are situated at high altitude.
100% Grenache noir
Vineyard & Vinification Note
Soil and terroir: Vineyards on Maury. Schistose marl and limestone clay exposed North 250 m
Age of vines: Approximately 35 years old
Budding on plot selection
Leaf removal and thinning on plot selection
Grapes harvested in 8 kilo boxes. Grapes sorted on plot if needed. Berries sorted on sorting table after destemming.
Vinification in stainless steel vats of 48hl. Fortification of grapes (Maury is obtained by fortification of the fermenting wort. The wines are produced from grape must with a minimum natural sugar content of 252 grams per litre. The fortification is achieved by providing neutral alcohol of vinous at least 96% vol., subject, assessed by pure alcohol, 5% minimum and 10% maximum volume of must implemented. The fortification process is carried out before 31 December of the year of harvest must).
Pump-overs done depending of the tasting. Maceration of 20-25 days. Direct run off into French oak barrels.
Aged 10 months in 225 litre barrels
Very rich sweet fortified red wine with prune, mocha, caramel and herb flavours. Vegan.
An exceptional partner to chocolate, foie gras and strong cheeses, particularly blue cheeses.