What is Lladoner Pelut?

  • A grape variety
  • Aka Grenache Poilu aka Velu
  • Variant of Grenache
  • Less susceptible to coulure than Grenache Noir
  • More consistent and more vigorous than Grenache Noir
  • Lower sugar levels at physiological ripeness
  • Buds late and is very sensitive to growing conditions
  • Officially and widely sanctioned in Languedoc and Roussillon
  • France total 366ha
  • Varietal expressions are rare
  • Spain total 574ha, mostly Castilla-La-Mancha
  • Possible taste: generous mouthfeel, can be intensely flavoured with notes of liquorice and pepper

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