The St Pauline is a Lieu Dit which slopes gently towards a small stream. The soil is full of small, rolled pebbles almost sporting a junior Chateauneuf du Pape sort of look. The wine is predominantly Syrah (60%) with equal parts of Carignan and Cinsault making up the balance. This was the wine that first drew our attention to Clos du Serres , there’s power and weight and ‘satisfaction’ here for sure with a really deep cocoa/liquorice heart but crucially there’s also vif… a freshness and inbuilt energy that seems to keep the wine cool, lithe and really drinkable. It’s polished and fine and yet it’s still quite definitely very characterful as well.Le Clos du Serres
Freshly picked and fermented Frappato grapes are blended with ultra-ripe Nero d'Avola that have dried on the vine to provide a delightful "Appassimento" style red - rich, savoury and a real crowd-pleaser.
Deep ruby red. A rich, expressive bouquet with notes of red-berried fruit, blackberry and blackcurrant with highlights of oak. The palate is rounded, ample and flavourful, displaying remarkable freshness. The harmonious balance of the tannins, which imparts fine aromatic length with a predominantly fruity back-of-palate, is to be savoured. One of the great achievements of the 2017 vintage, a very fine wine that stands out by virtue of its freshness and vibrancy.
One of my favourite white discoveries of last year; crisp, fresh and elegant with classic varietal character and a mouthwatering finish. - Chris Connolly