Cabirau Serge & Nicolas 2016

Red

France

Roussillon

Description

After 27 years importing wine, HPS President Dan Kravitz took the plunge and purchased 13.5 acres of vineyard land in Roussillon. Named Cabirau after the vineyard’s original designation, the domaine lies on a hill below the famed Cathar fortress of Queribus. Planted to Grenache, it includes a prized 3.5 acre parcel of 60 year-old vines.

Named “SERGE & NICOLAS” after vigneron Serge Soulatge (who tends to Dan’s vines) and winemaker Nicolas Burger of the VTV cooperative (of which Dan is now a full-fledged member!).

Tasting Notes: The softness of Grenache is balanced by the mineral backbone extracted from the schistous soils. The Syrah and Carignan add pronounced spicy and peppery components. Intense yet subtle…

Serve With: Enjoy with the richest and most intricate of meals.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Maury Sec AOP

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871015257

Case Code

20097871015251

Vineyards

13.5 acres Grenache, 3 acres Carignan, 2 acres Syrah owned. Small parcels of Syrah and Carignan leased.

Composition

60% Grenache, 28% Syrah, 12% Carignan.

Viticulture

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

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

93 pts, "…silky and polished, with beautiful purity…" – JebDunnuck.com, 6/18 (2017).

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

CABR022216

 

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