Clos Bagatelle, Chien Poete, Style Mordant – the dog is a poet, biting humour St Chinian. Languedoc. France. Europe.
Clos Bagatelle, Saint Chinian, Languedoc, France, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos — Clos Bagatelle is a wine estate in the Saint Chinian wine district in the Languedoc region in the south of France. It is located just on the outskirts of the small town of Saint Chinian itself. It is now run by the sister & brother pair Christine and Luc Simons. The domaine has actually been in the hands of the Simons family since 1623.
Clos Bagatelle now covers some 60 hectares of vineyards so it is a rather big wine producer for the region. The vineyards are on a variety of soils. The vineyards are planted mainly with traditional Languedoc grape varieties, dominated by syrah and grenache but also including carignan, mourvèdre and cinsault. For the white wines they use mainly muscat a petits grains. The farming is careful, using sustainable methods.
The winemaking at Clos Bagatelle is quite traditional although they also let some of the wines get some aging in small oak barrels, some of which may be new. Clos Bagatelle makes a range of wine, mainly red but also a sweet white wine. They include Cuvée Tratidtion, Veillée d’automne, La Terre de Mon Père (previously La Gloire de Mon Père) and Je Me Souviens. As you can see they like poetic names.
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