Cabirau – Côtes du Roussillon 2019

red

france

roussillon

Description

After 27 years importing wine as the founder of Hand Picked Selections, Dan Kravitz took the plunge and purchased his own vineyard in Roussillon. Domaine Cabirau is located on a hillside below the ancient Cathar fortress of Queribus in the town of Maury, at one point the plot was called Cabirau.

The vines grow on steep slopes of schist, dark sharp rock that gives a distinctive mineral character to Grenache. 2019 Côtes du Roussillon red blend is 50% Grenache, 27% Carignan and 23% Syrah.

Tasting Notes: The backbone of the Syrah and Carignan ally perfectly with the opulent Grenache, giving a medium-bodied wine of intense black fruit flavors, redolent of mountain herbs.

Serve With: Approachable now, this wine will accompany fine meals of lamb, wild birds or game for years to come.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Côtes du Roussillon AOP

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871015264

Case Code

10097871015261

Vineyards

Nearly 23 acres in total: 15.2 Grenache, 1.5 Syrah, 3.6 Carignan, 2.4 Macabeu. Vineyards are planted in the village of Maury in soils dominated by black schist. Parcels vary in age, and include about 13 acres of 25-30 year old vines, 2 acres of 40 year old vines, 4 acres of 65 year old vines and 3 acres of Carignan planted in 2009.

Composition

50% Grenache, 27% Carignan and 23% Syrah.

Viticulture

Manually harvested. From 25 and 60 year Grenache vines planted in schistous soils and a mix of old vines and newly planted Syrah and Carignan.

Winemaking

The Grenache was unoaked, the Syrah and Carignan underwent malolactic fermentation and 5 months maturation in 500 l demi-muids.

Alcohol

14.5%

Accolades

(90-92) pts, "…ripe, sexy, and voluptuous on the palate, with terrific purity. It’s certainly a gem of a wine…" – JebDunnuck.com, 6/18 (2017).

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

CABR012219