The 6th Clos de Trias vintage from the family estate. Owner run, obsessive attention to detail, real wine making talent and fabulous terroir and grapes to work with, go to make a delicious wine which punches well above its price category. This is a modern Rhone wine showing all the benefits of hand picking, hand sorting, very careful vinification and appropriate aging before release. Fully organic and biodynamic in their farming too!

PRODUCER:           Clos de Trias
REGION:                  France, Southern Rhone
APPELLATION:       Ventoux
VINTAGE:                2012
BLEND:                    85% Grenache, 5% Syrah, 5% Carignan, 5% Cinsualt
USE OF OAK:          30% in 500 & 600 litre oak barrels
AGE OF VINES:       50 years average
ORGANIC:               Yes and Biodynamic
PRODUCTION:        55,000 bottles

A relatively classical harvest giving rise to a rich, succulent wine. More slanted to ripe red fruits on the nose, with characteristic “garrigue” notes, of wild herbs, brush and pine. In the mouth it slightly fuller bodied than the 2011, with luscious red fruits giving the perception of a bit more sweetness than the previous vintage. The tannins are supple and very well integrated, and the overall impression is a very smooth and harmonious wine with lots of pleasure and easy to match to many foods. Drinking well now, it should last up to 10 years.         
Even Bakke is a very experienced winemaker from California with an impressive CV. He fulfilled his ambition of having his own vineyard when family and friends helped him buy an old run down estate in the very north of the Ventoux appellation, in a spectacular setting at the foot of the Dentelles and Mont Ventoux itself. The attraction of the estate was the terroir, with a range of parcels spread between 360 and 420 M, mostly in Triassic limestone clay, with fractured limestone and sand; hence the new name. With 20 HA of mostly Grenache and an average vine age over 40 years, he has fantastic grapes to work with. 2007 was the first harvest and he has farmed organically and with biodynamic principles from the outset. A full certification is in place from 2010. For Even, this is not a marketing ploy, it is truly a way of life and it shows throughout everything that is done at the winery. Even is clearly a talented winemaker, who has been able to take the modern winemaking techniques learnt in California and meld them in a natural way with the fabulous vines of this Provencal hillside. This vintage is real proof of this talent.


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Clos de Trias 2012

  • Brand: Clos de Trias
  • Product Code: Clos de Trias 2012
  • Availability: In Stock
  • 18.00CHF

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