This estate, owned by Karine and Nicolas Mirouze has vineyards on the cool-nay cold, north-facing part of the Massif de Frontfroide in Corbières and the Grangeot cuvée takes it name from the vineyards around an old stone-built grain store in the small, cold Combarelles valley which is at the entrance of the Massif Fontfroide. The soils here are a thick layer of sandy, free-draining sandstone which is poor in nutrients. Yields are 50 hl/ha.
Corbieres Tradition Blanc is a blend of 60% Marsanne with 20% each of Roussane and Vermentino. The grapes are hand-harvested, gently pressed (full bunch); fermentation
and aging takes place in large vats. Light gold in colour, the inviting nose offers gorgeous scents of peach and wild flowers. The palate is richly textured while fresh and elegant.
Jancis Robinson 16/20