Domaine of the Bee Les Genoux 2018
Grenache (70%), Carignan (20%), Grenache Gris (5%), Grenache Blanc (5%)
This is our rare, single-vineyard wine, which is only produced in the best years, and in 2018 only 967 bottles were produced. This year is even lighter and more delicate than usual.
EyesLes Genoux is less intensely coloured than the regular cuveé, as it contains 10-15% white and pink grapes.
NoseThe nose is more complex that our main wine and is more perfumed, spicy and delicate. This year’s use of a brand new ‘Icone’ barrel – Seguin Moreau’s top-of-the-range longer-seasoned French oak has imparted a richer, more generously vanilla-y nose than normal, but we still find the same layers of raspberry and wild strawberry, with wafts of rosemary and fennel. There’s also hints of slatey minerals and even a note of iodine.
MouthInitially soft, and quite shy the palate slowly unveils an array of delicate red fruits like wild strawberries and red fruit pastilles. The gentle vanillas, and subtle seasoned oak cushion a delicate almost Pinot/Tempranillo fruit, and echoes of garrigue herbs and fennel keep intriguing a palate of surprising length and complexity.
Made in Languedoc-Roussillon, France.
750ml Bottle Size