2020 La Sorga Retour du Roy13268
WINEMAKER: Anthony Tortul
REGION: Languedoc, FR
A perfectly made Grenache result of 66 years old vines with an incredibly small production of only 8 hl/ha for 900 bottles created. Anthony Tortul proceed with a manual destemming and a maceration with the skin for 30 days. Aged in vats for minimum 1 year. Intense, powerful red fruits at the nose, full and velvetly texture, long and dense. No filtration, no sulfite or anything else added.
Antony Tortul started La Sorga in 2008 as a pure négociant in Languedoc-Roussillon, sourcing organic or biodynamic grapes from old vineyards from Gaillac to Chateauneuf-du-Pape, the Languedoc being his favourite vinous playground. Antony is extremely rigorous in his selection of vineyards and is always looking for exceptional terroirs. He works with over 40 vineyards of different soils, grape varieties and vine ages (between 25 to 110 years old) ... little wonder that he produces so many labels (and I only import a few of them!) Antony vinifies in his cellar in Béziers, with only wild fermentation, no fining or filtration nor added SO2.