This is a cracking value, plush, spicy and juicy red with dark cherry fruit and a twist of liquorice. A wonderful introduction to the Domaine.
Drawn from the Estate’s younger vines (under 18-40 years), it’s a blend of roughly equal parts of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, hand harvested from eleven parcels surrounding the cellar.
Les Traverses is the historic name of the terroir here, and these vineyards lie within the La Livinière cru of the Minervois appellation, as do all of Courbissac’s vines. As for all of Claux’s wines, the fruit for this wine was picked by hand into small boxes.
Short, natural fermentations in concrete vat with 100% whole bunch and gently foot stomped. The ageing is short with Claux preferring to trap the wines freshness by bottling early.