Clos d'Ora

AOP Minervois La Livinière

Clos d'Ora

The wines of the estate

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clos d'ora 2016 vin bio biodynamie 94 robert parker minervois cru la livinière
clos d'ora 2016 vin bio biodynamie 94 robert parker minervois cru la livinière
Clos d'Ora 2016
AOP Minervois La Livinière
From 210.00 €
Clos d'Ora 2014
AOP Minervois La Livinière
From 1,440.00 €
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clos d'ora 2015 vin bio biodynamie 95 robert parker
clos d'ora 2015 vin bio biodynamie 95 robert parker
Clos d'Ora 2015
AOP Minervois La Livinière
  220.00 €
clos d'ora 2017 vin bio biodynamie 93 robert parker minervois cru la livinière
clos d'ora 2017 vin bio biodynamie 93 robert parker minervois cru la livinière
Clos d'Ora 2017
AOP Minervois La Livinière
  200.00 €
clos d'ora 2017 vin bio biodynamie 93 robert parker minervois cru la livinière
clos d'ora 2017 vin bio biodynamie 93 robert parker minervois cru la livinière
Clos d'Ora 2018
AOP Minervois La Livinière
  190.00 €

In 1997, Gérard Bertrand had a dream, which came true in 2012 with the first vintage from the Clos d'Ora vines, after 15 years of reflection and preparation. This exceptional place is Located precisely on a geological fault between limestone and marl soils, a unique contact zone.This transgenerational wine symbolizes a link between the mineral, vegetable, animal and human kingdoms.It is a sanctuary dedicated to peace, love and harmony.

History

In 1997, when he had just acquired Laville Bertrou in the heart of the Minervois, Gérard Bertrand visited the vines. detour of a plot, he feels a feeling of eternity, like a distant call, which returns regularly in his dreams and becomes clearer. Everything speaks to him of an exceptional place between the dry stone walls. Each time he he enters this part of the vineyard, the signal is there. Gérard Bertrand realizes that these vines are located precisely on a unique contact zone: a geological fault between limestone and marl soils. The Clos was delimited in 2000. Biodynamic cultivation is obvious for the soils that called for the creation of this place. Alongside old Carignan and Grenache, he plants Syrah and Mourvèdre. On the highest point, on the site of an old sheepfold, the building is built, again in compliance with the principles of biodynamics. It houses an open-air vat room which promotes the interaction of wines with the stars, an aging cellar where the sun only enters at the summer solstice, as well as a space for meditation. On September 4, 2014, the 2012 vintage was revealed, after 17 years of reflection and research.

Character & Nature

Le Clos d'Ora is a mysterious and out of time, a hard-to-reach sanctuary that invites humility. It reveals the Mediterranean trilogy of the vine, the olive tree and the oak, in a preserved and protected nature. On nine hectares, at an altitude of 220 meters, cultivation of land and vines in biodynamics is privileged, by mule, guided by intuition, feelings and connection with nature. This is the new paradigm that Gérard Bertrand defends for people, for nature and for the world. The symbiosis between the grape varieties and the soils on which they are planted allows Syrah (on limestone) to form the backbone of Clos d'Ora, meeting the enveloping power of Grenache (sublimated on marly soils) and finally spicy velvet touch of Mourvèdre and the freshness that Carignan has made its signature in clay soil. Love is everywhere at Clos d'Ora: in the place that links the mineral, vegetable, animal and human kingdoms, in the wine and its transgenerational dimension, in the message addressed to the world . Like a timeless prayer, suspended between the Alpha and Omega of everything.

Winemaking

Unique and bordering on the sublime, the Clos d'Ora is, more than a wine, a unique experience, a suspended moment in which resonate the intention of its creator, the work of man and animal, the patient power of the plant on the base of the mineral. The harmonious sum of these complicit vibrations produces a miracle of balance: red and black fruit adorned with spicy and floral notes (leather, pepper and nutmeg, violet and peony) embedded in a melted tannic structure, with a velvety texture of infinite accuracy and a confusing freshness. The finish unfolds its peppery generosity for a long time, extended by beautiful sapid and greedy bitterness.

Clos d'Ora, "The Achievement"


n.f. Latin ora-ae: word, prayer, between Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end of everything. Masterpiece of the approach of Gérard Bertrand, messenger of Peace, Love, Harmony.