Clos des Boutes Costières de Nîmes Les Fagnes Blanc

Appellation: Costières de Nîmes. Cuvée: Les Fagnes Blanc. Colour: White. Grapes: Carignan Blanc 100%. About: That rare beast, a pure Carignan Blanc that shows off the potential beauty of under-rated, under-appreciated, un-cared for, oft maligned native grape varieties. As we’re fond of pointing out, it’s not a problem with the grape intrinsically, it’s more a … Continue reading Clos des Boutes Costières de Nîmes Les Fagnes Blanc

Clos Des Boutes Costières de Nîmes Le Pluriel

Appellation: Costières de Nîmes. Cuvée: Pluriel. Colour: Red. Grapes: Carignan 50%, Syrah 50%. About: Ridiculously well-priced wine that’s both glou-glou and quite seriously structured. It’s a great use of old vine Carignan. The Syrah adds fruit without adding weight or taking away from the cool freshness of the wine. The name refers to the pairing … Continue reading Clos Des Boutes Costières de Nîmes Le Pluriel

Clos des Boutes Costières de Nîmes Les Fagnes rouge

Appellation: Costières de Nîmes Cuvée: Les Fagnes Colour: Red Grapes: Carignan 70%, Syrah 30%. About: A revelation of the splendors of Carignan in the Southern Rhône, this is Sylvain’s more serious version of his preferred grape, aged in oak, until 2015 barrique, from 2016 in foudre and released when ready for drinking rather than rushed … Continue reading Clos des Boutes Costières de Nîmes Les Fagnes rouge