Keep it natural, baby.
Hors-Série”—which translates roughly to “special-issue”—comes from a parcel of Pinot Noir planted in 1980 by Philippe’s father. Fermentation and aging occur in a large 90-hectoliter tronconic cask, with no sulfur added at all during the elevage (20 milligrams per liter are added just prior to bottling); neither fining nor filtration are employed. If the “35 Rangs” below showcases the depth Pinot Noir can achieve in this appellation, “Hors-Série” presents the dizzying heights: lifted, luminous red fruits, exuberant spice (this was vinified with 50% whole clusters), and sizzling, cleansing acidity make for a remarkably kinetic drinking experience. Only 25 cases are available for the US market.
Domaine Philippe Gilbert is a family estate in the heart of the AOC Renardières. The wines of the property reflect the most accurate expression of the clay-limestone soils of the appellation. • The wine estate - white, red and rosé - which could be described as traditional, offers wines values of freshness and balance.• Renardières, white and red, which is developed in barrels from the vineyards among the oldest in the field, provides complex and powerful wines.
Katie and Denny
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210 E. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
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