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Domaine Gregory White White is Rouge

$39.00

2 in stock

Vintage: 2021
Region: Languedoc, France
Viticulture: Organic
Grape Varieties: Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan

Domaine Gregory White White is Rouge is a natty red blend of traditional grapes found in Languedoc. There is an energy here. A pizzaz and vibrancy usually found in white wines, but a welcome addition in this red. Tart cranberry and sour cherry fruit. Mineral and citrus acidity. Tannins are noticeable and balanced.

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Natty

FRUIT

Cranberry, Sour Cherry

BODY

Medium-bodied

ALCOHOL

13-14%

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

OAK

No Oak

TANNIN

Medium

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Cool Red and Orange (58°–62°)

SULFUR

Zero Sulfur Added

VEGAN

Vegan

IMPORTER

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Domaine Gregory White White is Rouge

Domaine Gregory White White is Rouge is a natty red blend of traditional grapes found in Languedoc. There is an energy here. A pizzaz and vibrancy usually found in white wines, but a welcome addition in this red. Tart cranberry and sour cherry fruit. Mineral and citrus acidity. Tannins are noticeable and balanced. Hand-harvested organic grapes go through native yeast fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 2 weeks. Gregory tastes the wines every day during fermentation and every day pumps the wine from the bottom of the tank to the top to extract tannins and keep the fermentation going. Every day, the density of the wine is also measured, and this gives an idea of ​​the fermentation dynamics and how much sugar remains. Finally, the wine is moved from one tank to another to remove the coarse sediment. The malolactic fermentation also takes place in the tank. No filtering or clarification is done. The wine was bottled in the summer. No sulfites have been added.

About Domaine Gregory White

From Master of Wine Rosemary George:

Gregory, despite his name, is very firmly French; his father is English, but his mother is French and he was born in Paris and was brought up in France, so speaks French rather than English. Wine for him was a complete change of direction; he was working as a sports journalist in Paris, but his wife’s family comes from the Médoc, and he had what he called his Damascus moment in a vineyard in Bordeaux and realized that he wanted to change direction. Initially, he worked as a sommelier and in a wine shop, but he was selling wines that he did not choose and realized that he was really interested in the plant, so he studied enology in Beaune and worked for Yannick Pelletier in St. Chinian while he looked for vineyards, and chance led to a meeting with somebody in Aspiran who had five hectares for sale, two plots of old vines, red and white, Grenache, Syrah, Cinsaut and Carignan, and Terret blanc and Grenache blanc, with an average of 50 years. There is half a hectare of 70-year-old Carignan and Cinsaut and some 85-year-old Grenache, the oldest Grenache in the village, and the Syrah is a bit younger. It sounded as though Gregory had really struck luck.

When we met, he had just completed his 4th harvest, for he had acquired his vines just before the 2013 vintage. He was delighted to find that no products had been used in the vineyard for fifteen years; the soil was really alive. Gregory favors the natural school of winemaking with natural yeast and as little so2 as possible, preferably not even at bottling, but has he observed, it is not a dogma. He aims for the best possible grapes – and the work is very hands-on. He shares cellar space in a large barn with a couple of other small wine growers.

Aspiran comes within the cru of Pézenas, but all Gregory’s wines are Vin de France. The soil is alluvial, sand with galets, and good drainage, which gives suppleness to his wines. His labels are fun. Who else could have a label saying white is blanc, let alone white is rouge?