Domaine of the Bee - Les Genoux 2018
Domaine of the Bee - Les Genoux 2019
Grenache, Carignan, Grenache Gris, Grenache Blanc.
This is our rare, single-vineyard wine, which is only produced in the best years, and in 2019 only 1,500 bottles were produced.Eyes
Les Genoux is less intensely coloured than the regular cuveé, as it contains 10-15% white and pink grapes.Nose
The 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 rich, generous vanilla-y nose, that almost resembles a Rioja Reserva 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.Mouth
Initially 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.