Domaine Olivier Pithon - La D18 - 2014
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Appellation: Côtes Catalanes
Varieties: Grenache Gris, Grenache Blanc
This exciting 9-hectare domaine is situated adjacent to the great Domaine Gauby in the village of Calce in the Roussillon region of the Languedoc. Olivier Pithon is orginally from a wine making family from Anjou in the Loire and after spending some time in Bordeaux decided to settle in Calce in 2000 after being introduced to Gerard Gauby by his brother, Jo, a wine maker from Layon. The vines are grown strictly according to biodynamic principles and they are superb – elegant, complex reds; delicate, floral whites.
Olivier has one main driving force for his work. “I’ve had only one desire: to give everything to my vines so that then they give it back in their grapes and in my wine. You must be proud and put your guts, your sweat, your love, your desires, your joy and your dreams into your wine.” This is the spirit along with the unique terroir of Domain Olivier Pithon that give his wines their quality and uniqueness
When you have borrowed the name of this road between Calce and Le Col de la Dona, you tell yourself that it works well, it’s a good name for a cuvée -- and one which is uniquely based on a selection of the best slopes of White and Grey Grenache.
These vines brought us such great satisfaction in 2001 that there grew the desire to explore all their richness and their complexity to make a great white wine. This wine is aged in wooden vats for 12-16 months to bring out the density of these beautiful grapes.
Straight, lively and pure mouth, a substance on flavors of pear and white flowers, carried by a beautiful freshness, a good balance between fat and acidity, a long finish on a bitterness.