l’Edre “l’Edre” 2014

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: Inky purple/black color. Layers of dark fruit (cassis, black cherry) on the nose, with prominent oak, underlying mineral character, and hints of graphite/pencil shavings. A big wine, with firm tannins and a long, persistent finish.

Serve With: Pair with grilled lamb, game, or prime cuts of beef.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Côtes du Roussillon Villages AOP

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871009096

Case Code

20097871009090

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

60% Syrah, 25% Grenache, 10% Carignan.

Viticulture

Sustainably grown, with all viticultural work done by hand and organic manure used for fertilizer. Green harvested to keep yields down. 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 1.47 tons/acre!

Winemaking

Fermentation began naturally with wild yeasts. Grapes were fully de-stemmed. Macerated 25 – 28 days on the skins (extraction by racking and pigeage). Aged 12 months in 2nd use French oak barrels. Unfiltered and unfined.

Alcohol

15.0%

Accolades

92 pts – JD, The Wine Advocate, 4/17 (2014).
95 pts – JD, The Wine Advocate, 4/16 (2013).
96 pts – JD, The Wine Advocate, 4/15 (2012).
93 pts – JD, The Wine Advocate, 4/14 (2011).
92 pts – JD, The Wine Advocate, 4/14 (2010).
92 pts – JD, The Wine Advocate, 4/14 (2009).
93 pts – JD, The Wine Advocate, 6/11 (2008).
94 pts – DS, The Wine Advocate, 6/09 (2007).
93 pts – JD, The Wine Advocate, 4/15 (2006).
94 pts – JD, The Wine Advocate, 4/14 (2005).

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

EDRE022214

 

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