Thursday, February 6, 2014

Travelogue January 18th, 2014-Louis Clerc-Small grower in Cote Rotie and Condrieu. Louis was the father that passed away several years ago. At the time of his death, they had been transitioning from selling all of their grapes to the Guigals, with whom they have always had a great relationship, to making their own wines. Their Cote Rotie  went into Guigal’s Brune et Blonde (They are in the Blonde parcel), their Climat is called Le Collet and it’s all schist soil with at least 25 yr old head trained Syrah (No Viognier co fermented in the Cote rotie). They own 8 total Hectares of which 1.8 is in dramatic Cliffside South facing vineyards in Condrieu. When the only son came of working age, they restarted the label (2010) and Martin, is now the 23 yr old winemaker. He has graduated Oenology school and is in wine Business school at the moment. These are impressive for the money. 

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