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L'Ubac Blanc - 2017 - Cyril Fhal

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A rare wine... rich and elegant. Palate: this is some intense juice – fresh, crisp, complex, and sensual, with great length on the palate. Like with Cyril’s other wines, you won’t get 50 chances to taste it, so try to be patient: put it in your cellar and forget about it.

Size
75 cl
Original features
Low-sulfite
Appellation
Côtes catalanes IGP
Degree of alcohol
13.5 %
To drink from
2021 to 2029
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€56.00
VAT included

100% Grenache Gris from 65-year-old vines planted on a superb north-facing terroir of gneiss soils. The grapes are cultivated organically and vinified naturally, but above all, are simply not picked until they are beautifully, impeccably ripe. After direct pressing, this white wine is matured for 10 months in 500-litre demi-muid barrels. It is not filtered and is put in vats again for a month-long period of natural settling before bottling. Cyril uses 1.5 gram of sulphur per hectolitre, which is to say almost nothing.

Cyril Fhal

Cyril Fhal

Cyril Fhal launched his 5-hectare estate in 2002 in Latour-de-France, just 5 km from Calce, home to numerous renowned winemakers. The young Parisian, his viticulture/oenology diploma in hand, had been on the look out for parcels in the region when he stumbled upon these old vines – between 50 and 100 years old – which no one wanted to work, because they were planted on steep slopes unsuitable...

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