Henri Forest, Manager of the estate in Villepeyroux-
With the help of the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London, Villepeyroux-
Having blind-tasted 240 wines, Naked Wines’ Angels (as the visitors to the wine website who invest in wine on a monthly basis are known) chose the top three. After a final tasting, the Angels declared the winner to be Le Clos de l’Olivier Minervois 2010 from the Villepeyroux-
Previously an unknown estate in the UK, Villepeyroux-
Henri Forrest explains, “Until now, we have privileged pure and fruity grape varieties, but, thanks to this breakthrough [with Naked Wines], we are set to expand the range of AOC wines across blended wines that use old grape varieties, such as Carignan, Shiraz and Grenache. The aim is to offer our customers more powerful wines, on top of our fruity examples. These wines will be on show at ProWein, in Düsseldorf, in March 2013.”
About Naked Wines
Naked Wines was founded in 2008. Having attracted 250,000 customers, the online retailer now ships 10,000 bottles of wine per day. Naked Wines has 100,000 Angels. The company uses the revenue it generates to fund independent winemakers, such as Henri Forest.
For further information about Naked Wines, please go to: http://us.nakedwines.com/
About the Villepeyroux-
In 2006, Claudie and Henri Forest acquired the Villepeyroux estate, which covers 40 hectares of clay and limestone soil in the municipality of Malves, in the Minervois region of South-Western France, near the historic city of Carcassonne.
At the beginning, all wine produced was sent to a co-operative wine cellar but, in 2008, the family decided to restore the wine cellar on the estate and start production on a larger scale. In 2011, Stéphanie Forest, daughter of Claudie and Henri Forest, and her husband, Yann, joined the estate in order to assist in its expansion.
In March 2013, Henri Forest will be at the ProWein trade fair in Düsseldorf (Germany).
For further information about ProWein, please go to: http://www.prowein.com/
For further information about the Villepeyroux-
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