Domaine de L`Horizon Blanc 2016
Domaine de l’Horizon is a tiny winery based in the small village of Calce, right in the far southwestern corner of France, exceptionally close to the Spanish border. Here, German-born winemaker Thomas Teibert, produces miniscule quantities of highly terroir-driven wine from the gnarly old vines of the IGP Côtes Catalanes. The Blanc is made from 70% Macabeu, 27% Grenache Gris and 3% Grenache Blanc from 60-100-year-old vines on limestone-schist vineyards overlooking the Mediterranean. With fermentation and élevage in demi-muids and foudres this is a breathtakingly pure and vibrant wine, with subtle texture, mouthwatering freshness and incredible mineral depth. It is a masterclass in how deft, intelligent winemaking can express such distinctive and rugged terroir.