Clos del Rey Le Sabina Rouge Côtes du Roussillon Villages 2018
  • Red Wine
  • Grenache, Samso / Carignan
  • Sustainable, Vegan-Friendly
  • Dry
  • Full Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 14.50% alc./vol

Clos del Rey Le Sabina Rouge Côtes du Roussillon Villages 2018

Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Regular price $23.95per bottle ($287.40per case)
12 bottles per case
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Intense & Rich

Established in 2001 by Jacques Montagné, Clos del Rey is located in the heart of the appellation of Maury. Although Maury is best known for its sweet, port-like wines, Clos del Rey only produces dry red wines.

The Mediterranean influences of earthy, wild herbs make this robust red wine dense and concentrated, yet very lively. It displays a somewhat stony and intense finish that is still infectiously juicy. When it opens up, the intensity of the black fruits, the elusive minerality, the elegance and great balance become dramatically evident. Julien Montagne doesn't hide his wine behind masks; he employs no tricks. This is a wine made in the vineyards-truly authentic.

This wine is great with BBQ meats, lamb, beef, you name it.

    About the Winery

    Clos del Rey

    In the foothills of the Pyrénées Mountains, not far from the Mediterranean sea, Clos del Rey is situated in the centre of almost 900 acres in the tiny village of Maury. The estate has been owned and farmed by the Montagne family since 2001. The vineyard itself is nestled among a protected area of garrigues (rosemary and thyme). The vines of up to 120 years old are allowed to grow natural and untrained, in the old-fashioned way, known as the goblet or bush style. However, it is what lies beneath the vineyard that lends much of the character and complexity found in their wines. The winery resides on an abandoned iron mine imparting red and orange hues to the soils of Clos del Rey, this Iron also adds a soft minerality and silky mouthfeel to the wines. Julien Montagne makes complex wines that truly represent his vineyards and his Catalan roots--you can almost smell the sun in the glass.

    Press Reviews

    Wine Align

    92 points - Sara d'Amato

    A lively wine, peppery with an abundance of natural, fruit-derived spice. Sourced from grenache carignan and syrah grown in the schisty soils of Maury. Nots of tender violet petals add further dimension to the palate. Delicately structured with fine acidity, gentle tannins and well balanced oak spice. Excellent length. Tasted February 2021.

    91 points - John Szabo

    Wild blueberries and both sweet green and resinous herbs lead off on this concentrated and substantial Côtes du Roussillon red, a very typical expression yet with above average concentration and depth. Tannins are supple, ripe and velvety, acids creamy-balanced, and great length. A very satisfying mouthful of wine, for current enjoyment or short term hold. Tasted February 2021.

    90 points - Michael Godel

    Soils are black schist below Maury at 200m and above the proximate limestone soil. The mix of grenache noir, carignan and syrah is quite hematic, blended into herbal tonic and this ever-present schist sensation. Like salted liquorice and a cocoa-caramel swirl. Rich and volupté in 2018, showing more wood and density. Good acid crunch creates complexity and balance in the end. Drink 2021-2024. Tasted February 2021.