l’Edre Forcément Carignan 2017

Red

France

Roussillon

Description

Jacques Castany and Pascal Dieunidou are two wine fanatics, farming inherited vines part-time in the village of Vingrau (Roussillon). With limited acreage, average yields of just 1.05 tons/acre, and consistently stellar press, the wines are naturally in short supply, though there are plans to slowly increase production to meet demand.

Tasting Notes: Offers a mix of ripe red and dark fruit aromas, with spice, licorice and light mineral character. The palate is soft and supple, with intense fruit and ripe tannins leading to a lingering finish.

Serve With: Excellent with grilled meats (especially rosemary-scented lamb, merguez sausage, marinated flank-steak, and more…)

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Côtes Catalanes IGP

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871009072

Case Code

20097871009076

Vineyards

Nearly 25 acres. Parcels are situated in clay/limestone< and schistous terroirs in a vast amphitheater called ‘Le Cirque’, stretching south/southwest towards Tautavel.

Composition

100% Carignan.

Viticulture

Sustainably grown, with all viticultural work done by hand and organic manure used for fertilizer. Green harvested to further limit yields. Fruit was sorted during harvest (also by hand) and transported to the cellar in refrigerated trucks, where it was sorted a second time before vinification.Yields of 1.4 tons/acre!

Winemaking

Fermentation began naturally with wild yeasts. Fully destemmed. Macerated 18 days and fermented at controlled temperatures. Unoaked. Matured 8 months in stainless steel tanks prior to bottling.

Alcohol

15.0%

Accolades

(91-93) pts – JebDunnuck.com, 6/18 (2017).

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

EDRE032217

 

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