Cabirau Côtes du Roussillon

Red

France

Roussillon

Description

After 27 years importing wine, HPS President Dan Kravitz took the plunge and purchased his own vineyard in Roussillon. Named Cabirau after the vineyard’s original designation, the domaine is in the town of Maury, on a hillside below the ancient Cathar fortress of Queribus.

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

Red Blend

Variety

Red Blend

Vintage

2016

Wine Type

Red

Wine Type

Red

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 – JD, The Wine Advocate, 4/17 (2016).

91 pts – JD, The Wine Advocate, 4/17 (2015).

91 pts – JD, The Wine Advocate, 4/15 (2013).

92 pts – DS, The Wine Advocate, 1/14 (2012).

91 pts – DS, The Wine Advocate, 1/14 (2011).

92 pts – DS, The Wine Advocate, 1/14 (2010).

Vegan

Yes

Vegan

Yes

Farming Practices

Sustainable Non-Certified

Farming Practices

Sustainable Non-Certified

HPS SKU

CABR012216

 

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