An intense 100% Grenache. Blackberries, cherries and cassis with touches of baking spice and white pepper. Smoke and liquorice linger on the palate. A complex and elegant wine perfectly balanced with strong acidity and smooth tannins.

Ludovic Engelvin grew up in the Langeudoc, but is most heavily influenced by his time working alongside Didier Dagueneau and the wines of the world he tasted while working as a sommelier. Ludovic believes in growing only the right variety on the right terroir, and declines to use Syrah, instead focusing mainly on Grenache and Mourvèdre. Each year he special edition wines along with a few regulars, and this is one of those special cuvées limited to just one vintage. The Latin word clausus shares the same meaning in French as clos, the term for a walled vineyard. When Ludovic left the appellation he had to label this wine as IGP, and could no longer use the term clos. So he chose instead the latin equivalent.

Vinification: The grapes are harvested by hand, and vinification takes place in stainless steel tanks using only indigenous yeasts. Fermentation lasts one month in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then left to mature for 12 months in stainless steel before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Match it with: Charcuterie, aubergine and tomato dishes, chermoula-roasted veg with chickpeas

  • Red
  • Grenache
  • France, Languedoc
  • Ludovic Engelvin
  • Dry
  • 14.00%
  • Ready to Drink And Will Improve