Domaine Le Temps Retrouvé
L'Harmonie, 2018

Grower: Domaine Le Temps Retrouvé
Region: Roussillon, France
Grape Varieties: Grenache, Syrah, Carignan
Viticulture: Biodynamic
Size: 75cl bottle

Michäel Georget took over a domaine originally belonging to the family run domaine of Mas Rancoure in Laroque des Albères, whos winemaker had tragically died and left the estate more or less frozen in time. Intent on putting to work the biodynamic practices that enticed him at the onset of his career, back in his hometown of Chinon. Today Michäel farms about 4.5ha of old, terraced vines and produces wine of profound complexity and intrigue. Special mention is due, of course, to Michäel's two horses, Goliath and Paco, who help in the vineyard work, and the many bees established in apiaries set up around the vineyards by Michäel, which add to the wonderfully diverse ecosystem of the farm. L'Harmonie is a bit of a dark horse on our shelves; we best know Michäel to produce wines of great vibrancy and energy; here, with a bit of age spent during elevage and in barrel, we see some of that energy converted into delicacy - a mindful length and structure punctuate the wine, and tertiary aromatics intermingle with red spiced fruit. A wonderfully complex wine that has given us invaluable insight into this producer.

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