Domaine Martin Clerc, Eclat de Grâce 2015Red
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This is a unique experience unlike any other. The aromas and flavors evolves in a strong yet delicate pace. The bouquet is a never ending evolving bouquet of violet flowers, fresh and ripened fruits with minerals and spices. The tastes is also bringing such a long lasting "never stopping" experience of fresh and cooked fruits, red, blue and black berries, dark prunes, complex mixed spices with a full distinguish body. This is not a just a wine, it is a multi layered experience that offers you simply the best. Natural fermentation. Only 45 cases produced. All bottled are numbered. Only sold by Celerier's Cellar in the USA.
35+ years old
HVE Certified. Sustainable agriculture. Inputs on vines sigificantly under requirements. Plowing and mowing done mechanically and by hand. Gobelet pruning technic. Vines are set on stakes. Every labor is done by hand. Disbudding in May ; tiyng up the vines in May and June ; removal of Entre-Coeur and trimming in June and early July to let the sun work on the fruits. It limits the retention of humidity and prevent against fungus and diseases (Mildiou, Oidium, Black Rot, Botrytis). Harvest entirely done by hand
Harvest destemmed at 90% (10% full cluster), light treading before putting in stainless steel vats. Cold Maceration (dry ice) for 6 days to prevent contaminations. Alcoholic fermentation for 13 days with indigineous yeats (natural fermentation). Post maceration of 9 days. Pumping over, cap punching and/or rack and return depending on tasting.Malo lactic fermentation with natural yeast. Devatted after 26 days to be put back in vat for another 20 days to finish malo lactic fermentation. Transfert in new French oak barrel for a 36 month aging.
A very warm spring and summer brought the maturity of the fruits to 15 days earlier than average vintage. It was a fantastic vintage yet Martin stayed alert during the vinifications. The biggest stress was to look after the fermentation so they don't stop. Multiple control per days for Alocholic and Malo lactic fermentation. Finaly, an extra ordinary vintage bottled in May 2018. Selection of the best plot. only 2 barrels released. Available only on exceptional vintage.
Côte Rôtie, Northern Rhône Valley, France
Gneisse soil (powdered limestone), rocky upper layer ground. South East exposition. Located in the southern part of Tupin village. Steep slop, hand made terraces. 7,000 vines per hectares. Only a few row of the oldest vines of Collet parcel.