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Gold Medal
Concours Général Agricole
Paris 2015
16/20 - Jancis Robinson

Les Petits Pas

Le Petit Pas Blanc

Our very old white grape vines are located around the Mas and in the town of St Paul de Fenouillet. These old Grenache Gris, Grenache Blanc and Macabeu are planted in soil made up of limestone and shale shards; our soil tends to restrict the vines' growth, and the resulting low yields give wines with a strong mineral expression.
  • Variety

    45% MACCABEU - 35% GRENACHE GRIS - 20% GRENACHE BLANC. Macabeu produces ethereal, precise, delicate wines with aromas of white flowers and white fruit. Grenache Gris brings body, power, spices and fruit. Grenache Blanc completes the blend with its roundness and refined flavours, and an acidic edge particular to
    the early ripening that we seek when we pick the grapes.

  • Location

    The plots located at Mas Janeil, above the village of Maury and at the foot of the Cathar Château de Quéribus in St Paul de Fenouillet, where the terroir is even later ripening and cooler.

  • Tasting notes

    Beautiful bright, golden yellow colour. Intense nose mingling notes of fresh fruit
    (white peaches and exotic fruits), and notes of white flowers combined with toasted notes. The palate is wellrounded, developing a hint of liquorice, with a good balance of acidity, giving it the freshness and body characteristic of Mediterranean wines. The finish is long an elegant return

  • The Vintage

    2016's climate has been very challenging for French vineyards. Thanks to the prevailing winds' direction, Roussillon was spared from both the spring frosts and storms that have hit the neighboring Languedoc region. The wind was very present, however, and while preventing vine diseases, it also delayed the wine year's works. Winter has been rather cold and marked by inferior-to-average sunlight exposure and rain (117mm). Spring itself was fresh, though offering significant sunshine and abundant rains (244mm). Finally, summer has been the same as in most of France, both very warm and dry. It has thus been necessary for us to pay particular attention to harvest dates and the grapes have had to be selected meticulously, for the subsequent high sugar levels might have hidden maturity insufficiencies. As a consequence, the harvest volumes have gone down 35% and demanded remendous amounts of work. Yet, these peculiar conditions have allowed us to obtain a very healthy vintage that brought up a lot of enthusiasm among our cellar masters and oenologists, thanks to its complexity, richness and the potential it unveiled. mal balance between acidity, and sugars. This year the balance of the white grapes should result in more body on the mid-palate.

  • Suggestions

    Gilthead Bream stuffed with figs, carpaccio of sea bass with dill... fresh and matured goats' cheese.

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