Domaine of the Bee, The Bee-Side Grenache 2018
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From Decanter magazine: “This domaine’s second label is 100% Grenache, with fruit from estate vineyards plus old-vine fruit from neighbour Domaine Lafage. Half the blend is whole-bunch fruit, giving the wine stemmy freshness and sappy tannins. Aromas of raspberries are joined on the vibrant, crunchy palate by blood plums, peppery garrigue herbs and vanilla from the 18 months in barrel, 25% new. Concentrated, moreish and delicious.” The winemaker is Justin Howard-Sneyd MW and the vineyards of Domaine of the Bee are located deep in Cathar country in southern France in a glorious wind-swept valley that leads from Perpignan to the Pyrenees. They have three plots of ancient vines close to the village of Maury, which is overlooked by Queribus, one of the most spectacular of the Cathar castles.