Vineyard Clos D’Opleeuw - Gors-Op-Leeuw, Belgium

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VINEYARD CLOS D’OPLEEUW – Gors-Op-Leeuw, BELGIUM

From the man who has a vast wine culture with a sense of balance and nuances.

  • Clos D’Opleeuw refers to the completely walled piece of land dating back to 1840.
  • The vineyard is located on the southern slopes in the picturesque village where the vines benefit from a specific micro-climate that enables him to mopleeuvake highly qualitative Chardonnay.
  • Wine with the original name of Haspengouw is made by Peter Colemont, teacher of enology.
  • Peter is a modest grower and has worked at several top domains in the Cote d’Or, France.
  • He was blessed with a true Clos, in 1993. He started to make wine after he grubbed the vineyard where he planted 4,500 vines resulting in a Crop yield of 3,000 bottles.
  • His wine gets the right amount of balance and harmony by cutting out some grapes (Canopy) which give the right amount of sunlight- and hours for the maturity.
  • Then the wines undergo a fermentation in a malotalic way (lactic fermentation where malic acid is converted in lactic and carbonated) and stack on a 1 year old keg.
  • The wine stays in oak casks of supreme quality for 1 year.  Peter uses French and Belgian oak which makes the latter very unique.
  • Strong and velvety character very early on in the process; it is already showing the marked hints of oak.
  • Bouquet: light white fruit (peach, pear).
  • Taste: gently launched, fresh exotic fruit nuances, medium intensity, light almond & fine dry mineral finish. There are the flavors of butter, vanilla, toasted bread and a variation of white and yellow fruit.
  • The alcohol level is a friendly 12%.
  • During a blind tasting, his wine was praised for a Puligny-Montrachet, one of the best white wines in the world.
  • Is sold at all three 3-stars Micheline restaurant in Belgium, Holland.
  • The second best chef in the world, Heston Blumenthal had lots of praise for Clos d’Opleeuw by taking some bottles with him to his restaurant “The Fat Duck” in London.

Website: http://www.clos-d-opleeuw.be/indexENG.html