Clot de l'Origine

L'Original Côtes du Roussillon White Blend

9.025 ratings
9.05 pro ratings
Côtes du Roussillon, Roussillon, Languedoc Roussillon, France
White Blend
Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Goose, Squash & Root Vegetables, Pork, Mushrooms, Shellfish, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Manchego & Parmesan, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Unsure of the exact blend here, either Macabeu/Syrah or Macabeu/Muscat, either or, delicious.

Cloudy golden straw color. Ripe pineapple, overripe pear and white flowers on the nose. Honey, apricot, cinnamon (light), medium acidity on the palate.

Biodynamic and spontaneously fermented. Paired this along halibut cooked in sous vide then quickly pan finished with a touch of butter on the stove, a decent combination. I think this wine would shine with something fatty, like foie gras or a good hard cheese.

Unsure of the exact blend here, either Macabeu/Syrah or Macabeu/Muscat, either or, delicious.

Cloudy golden straw color. Ripe pineapple, overripe pear and white flowers on the nose. Honey, apricot, cinnamon (light), medium acidity on the palate.

Biodynamic and spontaneously fermented. Paired this along halibut cooked in sous vide then quickly pan finished with a touch of butter on the stove, a decent combination. I think this wine would shine with something fatty, like foie gras or a good hard cheese.

Feb 8th, 2019
Marissa A. Ross

Wine Editor, Bon Appétit

8.6

It looks like the late-afternoon sun in March, just barely golden, and smells like a Pinterest-perfect bridal bouquet of white lilies, candied ginger, and sprigs of thyme, tied with an orange-rind bow. “l’Original” starts juicy with layers of spiced cantaloupe and soft apples but finishes dry with lemon zest and limestone minerality.

It looks like the late-afternoon sun in March, just barely golden, and smells like a Pinterest-perfect bridal bouquet of white lilies, candied ginger, and sprigs of thyme, tied with an orange-rind bow. “l’Original” starts juicy with layers of spiced cantaloupe and soft apples but finishes dry with lemon zest and limestone minerality.

1 person found it helpfulMar 8th, 2018
Wojciech Bońkowski

Bloger bonkowshi.me

8.6

Challenging but rewarding: 2012 Clot de l’Origine L’Original, >100yo Macabeu in Roussillon. Tastes of onion, celery & primeval acid, the source of life. #naturalwine

Challenging but rewarding: 2012 Clot de l’Origine L’Original, >100yo Macabeu in Roussillon. Tastes of onion, celery & primeval acid, the source of life. #naturalwine

Mar 13th, 2014
Jamil C Williams

General Manager at Silverlake Wine

9.8

2010

2010

Jan 21st, 2014
Aaron Tan

Another quaffer. Pure, fresh, textural. Apparently a skinsy, but ever so lightly so. Apple, pears, candied ginger, ripping acidity, saline. So delicious and so refreshing in the tropical weather.

First time trying this producer and wine. From old vine Macebau, might contain a touch Syrah and/or Muscat - the information varies online. Biodynamics, minimal intervention.

Another quaffer. Pure, fresh, textural. Apparently a skinsy, but ever so lightly so. Apple, pears, candied ginger, ripping acidity, saline. So delicious and so refreshing in the tropical weather.

First time trying this producer and wine. From old vine Macebau, might contain a touch Syrah and/or Muscat - the information varies online. Biodynamics, minimal intervention.

Mar 15th, 2019
Christine T

A nice briney minterality + good acidity. Very good balance

A nice briney minterality + good acidity. Very good balance

Dec 10th, 2018
Osandi Robinson

We did the damn thing and the damn thing got did.

We did the damn thing and the damn thing got did.

Oct 9th, 2016
Rhonely Boy

2012 "l'Original" Macabeu

Sight: Clear, light amber.
Nose: Clean, dried apricots, golden fruits, honey, wet stone, dried grass. Beautiful fall wine.
Palate: Dry, medium plus acidity, full body. Flavors of dried apricots and golden fruits, dried grass, baking spices, seasoned oak. Long finish.

Conclusion: Outstanding wine for $21.99.

2012 "l'Original" Macabeu

Sight: Clear, light amber.
Nose: Clean, dried apricots, golden fruits, honey, wet stone, dried grass. Beautiful fall wine.
Palate: Dry, medium plus acidity, full body. Flavors of dried apricots and golden fruits, dried grass, baking spices, seasoned oak. Long finish.

Conclusion: Outstanding wine for $21.99.

Sep 26th, 2014
Maggie Ehler

I don't even know. It's bone dry. But yet ends slightly up. Just...ummmm well it makes me feel like I lack sophistication on my palette.

I don't even know. It's bone dry. But yet ends slightly up. Just...ummmm well it makes me feel like I lack sophistication on my palette.

Feb 9th, 2014
Steve Anderson

Tasting pour at Raw Wine LA. Another “original” from Clot d’Origine, this is a dry white blend of Macabeu and direct press Syrah. Didn’t take notes so I hesitate to score, but recall enjoying it for its unique character.

Tasting pour at Raw Wine LA. Another “original” from Clot d’Origine, this is a dry white blend of Macabeu and direct press Syrah. Didn’t take notes so I hesitate to score, but recall enjoying it for its unique character.

Nov 12th, 2018