Frissons des Cîmes 2019
A Wine That's
all about power and delicacy in the same sip — an Olympic gymnast kinda wine. Structured yet light, this calls to mind raspberries, cherry stones and the scent of a pine forest right after it's been raining. Make sure to take your time with every sip — this wine evolves continually with air.
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- Winemaker: Domaine Curtet
Where and How?
This is the Curtets' red wine produced from 100% Mondeuse — an old variety indigenous to the region, which is actually the grandparent to Syrah! The 50+-year-old vines are found in both of their vineyards, La Clairmonde and Côteau du Cellier des Pauvres, and farmed biodynamically.
The grapes were hand harvested, after which the whole bunches underwent an infusion-style maceration (meaning very little extraction, like tea), for between four and five weeks before being pressed. Naturally fermented, and aged for ten months in cement.
The Winemaker: Domaine Curtet
“Working our vineyards on foot as we do is not easy. The slopes are steep… We climb the equivalent of Mont Blanc every single week,” Marie explains, shrugging simply, as she holds a cup of coffee in one hand, her other arm wrapped affectionately around her little girl, Lily, her little blonde head nestled into her mother’s shoulder.
Florian emerges from his afternoon nap, hair tousled. He’s been up since 4am, as he is every single day of the growing season leading up to harvest. He smiles and yawns, stretches, reaches out for Lily. They both look like human gazelles, so honed, slim and muscular. Then again — we’d all look like that if we climbed almost 5,000 metres every single week, wouldn’t we?