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C’Les Amis - IGP Pays d’Aude

C’Les Amis is your friend. This is a wine to taste at parties with friends, a wine which does not require a ceremony to be appreciated, bare feet in the river, as a break in a long day with a tasty snack. A fresh wine with a joyful and strong personality, parting company on an elegant, long finish.

DOMAINE

The Domaine de Cazaban is situated in the foothills of the “Montagne Noire” (Black Mountain). The property consists of 25ha, of which 20ha are planted with vines. These vines are planted on fine soils of clay, limestone and schist which affords the grapes an exceptional quality and diversity of style.

IN THE VINEYARD

The Domaine has been certified organic since 2007 and then converted to biodynamic, gaining Demeter certification in 2013. All of the fertilizing treatments that are used are prepared on the Domaine using the Domaines’ own compost. Cow horn manure (500P) and silica (501) are applied on all vines. Any additional treatments that may be used comprise of nettles, horsetail and/or valerian. The vines are pruned depending on their variety in either the single guyot or goblet methods.
A manual de-budding and removal of the suckers is done, and trimming (or topping) has been replaced with leaf trellising.

THE VINIFICATION PROCESS

After harvest, the grapes are kept in whole bunches, crushed by foot and then immediately stored in the cold room at 6°C for 10 days before pressing. They are then transferred into 500 lt barrels and the fermentation starts one the temperature reaches 18°C. The vilification proceeds without any chemical, or oenological, intervention. The wines are allowed to fallow nature’s course.
C’Les Amis is bottled at the end of the second quarter of the year. It then undergoes a light filtration with a minimal addition of sulphate to guarantee clarity and an optimal stability.

TASTING NOTE

A vibrant red that is fruity and tasty. A light-bodied wine, aromatic and instantly appealing.

FOOD PAIRING

A fresh and aromatic style, great served lightly chilled as an aperitif or served amongst friends at picnics and parties.


  • IGP PAYS D’AUDE
  • 100% Grenache
  • 3500 bottles
  • Soil type ; clay limestone
  • Manual harvest

Parti Pris

DOMAINE

The Domaine de Cazaban is situated in the foothills of the “Montagne Noire” (Black Mountain). The property consists of 27ha, of which 22ha are planted with vines. These vines are planted on fine soils of clay, limestone and schist which affords the grapes an exceptional quality and diversity of style.

GRAPE

The grapes for the « Parti Pris » are harvested by hand in 15kg boxes to preserve them from breakage and oxidation ; they are grown on vines on the Limestone slopes of Montolieu. The harvest begins, generally, mid-September.

VINIFICATION

Half of the grapes are vinified de-stemmed, the other half in full grapes. They are introduced into the tanks by gravity to ensure their quality and integrity. No oenological nor chemical produce are used for the vinification ; we leave the wine to develop naturally. The grapes are macerated for a short period of about 8 days to preserve the delicate aromas which characterise the « Parti Pris ». The wine is matured in large oak barrels (600 litre Stockinger ‘demi-muids ‘).

After a minimal ajustment of the level of sulphites and light filtration to ensure optimum limpidity and stability, the « Parti Pris » is bottled at the end of April.

TASTING NOTES

A red robe with shades of scarlet cherries. On the nose, « Parti Pris » develops subtle notes of red fruit and cherries. Well balanced, it reveals intense length on the palate with delicate notes of oak ageing.

This wine can be appreciated now or can be matured over time. It will accompany refined dishes ; meat in light sauces, poultry and fresh goat’s milk cheese.

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