Clos de l’Olivier
Clos de l’Olivier is a fourth-generation family estate located in the village of Violes in the Southern Rhone Valley; the estate covers multiple prestigious appellations like Gigondas, Vacqueras, and Rasteau.
Bernard Latour with his wife, Marie-France, and their two sons Julien and Emilien, run the estate sustainably.
At Domaine de l’Espigouette, we believe that to make a great wine, you need beautiful grapes, i.e. grapes that are rich, concentrated, and well-balanced. To achieve this, we respect our terroir and our environment by practicing a reasoned and ecological method of cultivation in which we limit interventions as much as possible by observing the vines and also thanks to our dry and windy climate (Mistral).
We carefully work our vineyards (various ploughings, disbudding, leaf-thinning, green harvesting, etc….) according to the climatic characteristics of Millésime and the different terroirs.
This multiplicity of terroirs brings a great deal of complexity to the estate’s different wines: pebbles produce rich, full-bodied wines, while sandy, clayey soils bring elegance, finesse, and depth to the estate’s wines.
The age of the vines also plays a major role in the quality and concentration of the grapes, and Domaine de l’Espigouette has an average age of 45 years for its Côtes du Rhône and Plan de Dieu wines.
All the work in the vineyards is, therefore organized to obtain the best possible maturity and concentration of the grapes, which are then mechanically harvested and carefully sorted before harvesting, depending on the year.
Wines from Clos de l’Olivier
Clos de l’Olivier, “Les Freres Latour”, AOC Cotes Du Rhone
Blend: 100% Syrah
A deep red color with aromas of spice and red fruit, it is a digestible wine, fruity with nuances of licorice, menthol and violet, with very fine and round tannins that gives a nice length in the mouth.
Serve at a temperature of 60°F to 64°F. Possibility to decant half an hour before tasting.
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