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L’Esprit du Temps

Gilles Troullier

L’Esprit du Temps Bottle
Appellation
Côtes Catalanes
Variety
Grenache
Age of Vines
80+
Farming
Biodynamic
Soil
Schist, marl
Altitude
300 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, natural yeast fermentation in concrete tank
Aging
12 months in a 600L French oak demi-muid or in a larger Stockinger ruder depending on the vintage

Overview

L’Esprit du Temps is a cuvée of pure Grenache from two sites of old-vines on schist and limestone soils near the villages of Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet and Latour de France – both within the historic borders of Maury. This cuvée, however, is a far cry from those rich, fortified, and fabled dessert wines, as it shows the deft vineyard and cellar work of Gilles. He captures the intensity of the terroir while coxing an elegant and nuanced aspect of these ancient Grenache vines. Farmed biodynamically and harvested by hand, Gilles ferments L’Esprit du Temps in a concrete tank with indigenous yeasts before aging the wine in a single 600L neutral French oak demi-muid or a slightly larger Stockinger fuder  – depending on the volume of the vintage.

Ratings & Reviews

91-93

2015 L’Esprit du Temps

Source: WA

93

2014 L’Esprit du Temps

Source: WA

94

2013 L’Esprit du Temps

Source: WA

94

2012 L’Esprit du Temps

Source: WA

94

2011 L’Esprit du Temps

Source: WA

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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