2020 Une Vie La Nuit Hors Champ Syrah

Roussillon, France

Sapid, saline and savoury, simply stunning Languedoc Syrah.




About This Wine

Though not from his own vineyards, don’t be fooled into thinking this is any lesser of a wine from Cyril Fhal.

Meticulous winemaking like his estate grown cuvees, this high-elevation Syrah is elegant and pure as we’ve come to expect from this producer. Such a unique and individual expression of the variety, and a true one of one kind of wine.

Salinity, dark moreish cherries, and spice, this wine showcases both the excellent fruit sources Cyril has, as well as his attention to detail in producing wines of purity, elegance and beauty.

About Clos du Rouge Gorge

Cyril Fhal ,the man behind Clos du Rouge Gorge, is a bit of a legend in Latour de France, a village nestled in Roussillon region not far from the Pyrenees and Spain.

Kicking off his first vintage in 2002, he has proven that this region can produce bright, lithe and fresh expression of wines, also eschewing the AOC rules of Roussillon to focus on Grenache and Carignan.

It all starts in the vineyard for him, farming his century old plots biodynamically.

In the winery, he uses natural ferments, generally avoids oak influence, and uses minimal sulphur in his winemaking.

Winemaker Cyril Fhal
Winemaker Cyril Fhal
Latour de France, France
Additional Info

From The Importer

This wine comes from purchased grapes picked at the highest altitude in Roussillon at 600m on the hills of Trevillac and Montalba, permitting a long, slow maturing cycle, which help the freshness and delicacy in the wine.

Blend : Syrah (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Spectacular old-vine Grenache
Spectacular old-vine Grenache
Languedoc, France

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