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L’Eloge de l’Ombre

Gilles Troullier

L’Eloge de l’Ombre Bottle
Appellation
Côtes Catalanes
Variety
Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris
Age of Vines
60
Farming
Biodynamic
Soil
Schist, marl
Altitude
300 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, natural yeast fermentation in tank
Aging
9 months in cement eggs

Overview

L’Eloge de l’Ombre, or in English, in praise of the shadow, is a cuvée made entirely from old-vine Grenache planted on schist in the lieu-dit of La Rigole near the village of Saint Paul de Fenouillet. This 1 ha plot is north-facing, hence the shadow, and is used for both L’Eloge and as part of the blend of Grenache in L’Esprit du Temps. As this is a more ethereal and elegant style of Grenache, Gilles ages this cuvée in cement eggs rather than demi-muid or foudre.

Roussillon, France
  • Location
    Roussillon, France
  • Appellation
    Côtes Catalanes
  • Proprietor
    Gilles Troullier
  • Winemaker
    Gilles Troullier
  • Size / Elevation
    hectares / 300–640 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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