Clos de Trias Vieilles Vignes Version 2.0 2007

FRR00526

這是和本來的’07 Vieilles Vignes是同一批酒,但放進了600L木桶陳年了足足65個月,而在2013年8月裝瓶。

釀酒師回收了3桶600L的2007 Vieilles Vignes,不少人說不應該把Grenache放進木桶陳年,也不應延長陳年,絕不可以。他們說:「酒變乾涸然後死掉!」釀酒師也想找出真相,結果酒真的死了……一會兒……

在極長時間陳年後,酒真的顯得死掉了,但它會回來,只要有耐性,而這就是實驗的基本。所以2007年的Vieilles Vignes放進了600L木桶陳年了65個月,此酒在第二年至第四年半期間的確死了,乾涸了和極度木桶味。但這始終是實驗,於2012年晚春的試飲品評中發現,酒開始變化!質感、口味、甜果實開始重新顯現!更驚喜的是,新的複雜度來臨了……是礦物感覺!只是一點耐性,釀酒師就決定把第二個版本的 2007 Vieilles Vignes 再於2013年8月裝瓶。這個實驗實在超越了期望!

產區保護條例:
南隆河 AOC Ventoux

產地:
法國

葡萄品種:
96% Grenache Noir , 4% Syrah

品酒筆記:
成熟、嫵媚和性感,擁有烤肉、灌木、香草和丁香的櫻桃,酒體飽滿而豐富有深度,沒有稜角,餘韻實在像一齣電影鉅獻。雖然體積巨大和極豐富,它也有值得留意的細致度,也很優雅。值得繼續發掘,它也會繼續帶給飲用者歡樂直至2019年。

 

Ripe, voluptuous and sexy, with notions of roasted meats, garrigue, spice and liqourice-laced berry fruit, this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness and depth, no hard edges and blockbuster length on the finish. Despite the overall size and richness here, it stays remarkably well defined, if not elegant. It’s worth seeking out and should continue to dish out ample pleasure through 2019.
This is the exact same base wine as the “normal” ’07 Vieilles Vignes but aged stunningly 65 months in 600L barrels, and bottled in August 2013.

The wine maker held back three 600L barrels of the 2007 Vieilles Vignes. In various conversations with local vignerons, he was told that ageing Grenache in barrels was not advisable and extended ageing, not possible. “The wine would dry up and die!”, they said, and he needed to find out himself. It is true! The wine does die! ...for a while...

In the complexity of the elevage (ageing), the wine will appear to die but then come back, with patience. This was the base of the experiment. So, The 2007 Vieilles Vignes has been aged in 600L barrels for 65 months, The wine was “dead” from about the second year through more than four and a half years; dried up and terribly oaky. But this was an experiment after all, after that, in the tasting of the wine in late Spring of 2012, the wine was starting to transform! The texture, mouthfeel, sweet fruit was beginning to reappear! And better yet, new complexities arrived...minerality! A bit more patience and wine maker decided to bottle this second version of the 2007 Vieilles Vignes in August 2013. This experiment actually exceeds expectations!

Appellation:
AOC Ventoux, southern Rhone

Country of Origin:
France

Grape Varieties:
96% Grenache Noir , 4% Syrah

Tasting Notes:
Ripe, voluptuous and sexy, with notions of roasted meats, garrigue, spice and licorice-laced berry fruit, this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness and depth, no hard edges and blockbuster length on the finish. Despite the overall size and richness here, it stays remarkably well defined, if not elegant. It’s worth seeking out and should continue to dish out ample pleasure through 2019.



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