Les Casot des Mailloles Anarschiste 2017
Feiring Line Wine Society: November 2018 Selection
From Alice: Jordi Perez took over the famed domaine a few years back when Alain Castex had divorce issues. Schiste happens. But Alain mentored his protégée and the spirit continues. The wines are beauties. 2017 was a tiny vintage due to frost and Jordi combined three of his single plots -- El Niño, Soula and Clôt de Taillelauque. The vines are about 80 years old, with views of the Mediterranean. Grapes are crushed, maceration take 30 days and then an eight month elevage in larger barrels. This is silky. The texture jumps out. Refined wine with a luscious bitter edge, you know how I like bitter, well at least in food and wine! You might want to save this for a few months and taste with another Banyuls coming your way from “the kids.” It should be to you by January, so hold tight, if you can.
grenache noir, grenache gris, carrignan, mourvedre, counoise