Domaine de Clovallon

Domaine de ClovallonBack in the late 80s architect Catherine Roque bought a house with vines and orchards on the edge of Faugères, one of the finest appellations in Southern France. At this time the area was considered too cold and northerly for appellation status. Catherine used this to her advantage by planting non-appellation grape varieties – Pinot Noir, Clairette, Riesling, Petit Manseng – and from these varieties she produced excellent IGP wines.

Catherine’s daughter Alix has now taken over the pruning shears having studied oenology and working with winemakers all over the world. Young and dynamic, she works closely with nature and the ecosystem to experiment with grape varieties and blends to produce an exciting range of cuvées.

She’s recently produced a ‘field blend’ cuvée in which she vinifies mixed indigenous grape varieties grown within a tiny, walled vineyard. We are hoping to ship this very soon so watch this space…

Domaine de Clovallon wines are certified as biodynamic. Alix tends her vines with minimal intervention and only adds tiny quantities of sulphites before bottling when needed. She uses indigenous yeasts and doesn’t filter or fine.

Similar in style to wines from Condrieu and in our opinion better than most, this wine is by far the best Viognier we have tasted from the Languedoc. The north facing slopes at high altitudes in the Haut Languedoc along with Catherine's hard work in the vineyard and minimum intervention make this fine and delicate wine it is. Peach, pear and citrus notes on the nose give way to a creamy, delicate yet complex palate with a clean and long finish. A truly excellent wine.

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Similar in style to wines from Condrieu and in our opinion better than most, this wine is by far the best Viognier we have tasted from the Languedoc. The...

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A blend of all the white grapes, this wine combines fruit and rich complexity with the acidic bite that many white Languedoc wines fail to achieve. It holds its own with substantial dishes including foie gras and seafood with sauces.

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A blend of seven white grapes, the most important being Chardonnay, Petit Manseng and Riesling but also included are Viognier, Roussanne, Clairette and...

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Made from 100% Pinot Noir from ancient vines, has a complex nose with red fruit and spice and an equally complex and perfumed palate with morello cherries, spice and cocoa. An unusual and stunning example of Pinot Noir in the Languedoc.

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These grape varieties are a marriage made in heaven. The blend of Syrah with its tannic structure and the finesse of the Pinot Noir makes for an extremely elegant wine which will compliment all kinds of dishes.

Cherry and raspberry fruit on the nose give way to a rounded palate with red fruit and spice.

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An intensely fruity Pinot Noir with ripe tannins and beautiful balance, the relatively young vines are grown on north facing slopes so as to retain elegance and freshness.

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