Winery: Les Vins du Cabanon Alain Castex
Viticulture: natural! Made as it once was!
Region: France - Roussillon
Grape variety: 7 local varieties
Alcohol: 12% vol
Wine making: grapes harvested manually; spontaneous fermentation with 4/5 days maceration in steel;
Aging: in steel; the Saignée method known as "bleeding" is used before bottling the juice; no addition of sulphites, no filtered or clarified
Serve at: 8-12° C
Food matches: for a special evening!
About him: blend of 7 local varieties, mostly composed of Grenache Gris, Grenache Noir, Syrah and Mourvèdre, but also from other ancient autochthonous grapes and all coming from vines aged between 30 and 100 years, grown in a very complex, transformed from the classic layers of shale into sand, clay and a sort of limestone native to the region. This is Alain's rosé, a wine that brings with it a sense of place so distinct that it's easy to get lost wandering through a landscape of sensory imagination at the end of the bottle. A mix of exotic fruits, with an excellent aromaticity, minerality and drinkability. SPECTACULAR!!!
Purchase conditions: one bottle per order to be associated with a minimum of two other labels of your choice