Domaine Sainte Marie des Crozes, ‘Le Clandestin’ Sauvignon Blanc 2020 IGP
This wine has a beautiful pale yellow colour, with green reflections, typical of the grape variety.
The nose is very intense and characteristic, mixing mineral notes with scents of grapefruit and blackcurrant bud. The palate is very lively, but without any tannic aggressiveness. Low in alcohol, the wine nevertheless has a fleshy character testifying to a perfect balance between concentration and freshness.
About the domaine:
Run with fantastic energy by the young Christelle Alias, this 38 ha estate lie at the foot of the Montagne d’Alaric in the northerly, cooler part of the Corbières. In 1997 the vineyards were completely restructured by Christelle’s father, Bernard and are now cultivated organically.
Christelle joined her father in 2012 after a tour of the viticultural world and has clearly had fun creating her wines: there is a juicy vibrancy – she clearly aims for freshness and elegance over extraction and power.