overview

32 acres. South-facing. Located at the base of the Montagne Noire in southern France. Organically farmed.

PRODUCTION

5,000 cases

CLIMATE

Mediterranean.

SOIL

Clay and limestone compose the top soil. Siliceous sandstone compose the deep soil.

GRAPES

Cinsaut, Grenache Noir, Mourvèdre, Morastel à jus noir, Oeillade, Piquepoul Noir, Riveirenc noir, Syrah

APPELLATION

Minervois AOC, Minervois La Livinière AOC

Clos Centeilles

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

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Clos Centeilles is a wine estate with remarkable dedication to the forgotten. In 1990, owner and winemaker Patricia Boyer-Domergue adopted a plot of land at the base of the Montagne Noire in the southern wine appellation of Minervois. The land is peppered with centuries-old stone structures, complimented by the local, ancient varietals that Patricia tasks herself with reviving. Patricia's dedication and care doesn't end with her nurturing of forgotten vines, but continues through her entire winemaking process. Many of her grapes are pressed by foot and are left to mature in the bottle until Patricia believes they are ready to be released. 

 

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