2011 Domaine of the Bee Cotes Catalan

2011 Domaine of the Bee Cotes Catalan
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    The biggest, darkest, richest Bee that they have made – absolutely bursting with blackberry black pepper, and yet somehow it is also REALLY smooth. Jancis Robinson MW was “seriously impressed”. David Williams in the Observer called it “brooding, voluminous, evocative and silky”.

    The hallmark of this vintage was the long pre-fermentation maceration, made possible by chilling the grapes overnight before crushing them, which really brought out the intense colour, and rich fruit of this excellent vintage. With a much higher yield from the Coume de Roy vineyard, we needed more upended demi-muids (500 L barrels) with the ends taken out, and as in previous vintages, the Carignan from La Roque and Grenache from the Bac de Genievres were fermented in shallow stainless steel tanks Pressing with a small basket press. Maturation in a mixture of new, 1 year old and 2 year old barriques and Demi-muids for 14 months.
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