Otium 2019 is predominantly Grenache, made from the old vines planted by Laurent’s grandfather.
Otium also has some Grenache Gris, Carignan and Macabeu. They picked all the grapes at the same time, the whole bunches were slightly crushed by foot, to release some juice, and had 7 days maceration.
Laurent describes it as a kind of semi-carbonic maceration.
The wine has just arrived in Australia and a few hours later we held a tasting and the wine was perfect. It is light, ethereal and absolutely clean and delicious!
This wine has no additions, 12% alcohol, including no added sulphites, and no filtration.