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Demoiselle Claire - IGP Pays d’Aude

Demoiselle Claire is a turbulent wine which likes to wear the rich, soft robes of the Pays d’Oc appellation and also run after the Mediterranean sunshine.

It would like to visit the entire world without losing its breath, compIementing all types of food from rich meats to refined spices, not forgetting the terroir of its origins.

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 ?ne soils of clay, limestone and schist which affords the grapes an exceptional quality and diversity of style.

IN THE VINEYARD

The Domaine has been certi?ed organic since 2007 with 13Ha converted to biodynamic, gaining Demeter certi?cation 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

The grapes are sorted and de-stemmed before being put into the vat. The grapes are gravity fed to preserve the quality and purity of the fruit. The vini?cation then proceeds without any chemical, or oenological, intervention. The wines are allowed to follow nature’s course. The fermentation lasts approximately two weeks and a low temperature of 20°C is maintained to ensure a slow extraction, without any punching down or pumping over. Demoiselle Claire is aged in a combination of wooden vats (foudres) and stainless steel tanks. Bottling takes place towards the end of the second quarter . Before bottling Demoiselle Claire undergoes a light ?ltration with a minimal addition of sulphites to guarantee clarity and an optimal stability.

TASTING NOTES

A garnet robe with a violet rim. Demoiselle Claire presents an intensely ?avoured wine with an expressive palate of ripe black fruits; cherry, blueberry and plum. The wine is richly ?avoured, dense, but thanks to the freshness of the acidity, it is balanced and harmonious and can be immediately appreciated. A long and complex ?nish promises a wine for laying down, for those with patience!

FOOD PAIRING

Due to its intensity of ?avour Demoiselle Claire would beautifully partner a duck con?t cooked with ?gs or a rich, slow cooked beef casserole.


  • IGP Pays d’Aude
  • Grenache, Syrah
  • 15 000 bottles
  • Soil Type: Schist and Clay Limestone
  • Hand Picked

Les Petites Rangées - AOP Cabardès

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 ?ne soils of clay, limestone and schist which affords the grapes an exceptional quality and diversity of style.

IN THE VINEYARD

The Domaine has been certi?ed organic since 2007 with 13Ha converted to Biodynamic, gaining Demeter certi?cation 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

The grapes are sorted and de-stemmed, then gravity fed to preserve the quality and purity of the fruit. The vini?cation then proceeds without any chemical, or oenological, intervention. The wines are allowed to follow nature’s course.

The fermentation lasts for approximately three weeks and a low temperature of 20°C is maintained to ensure a slow extraction, without any punching down or pumping over. Les Petites Rangées is then aged in 227 lt Burgundian barrels for nine months. Bottling takes place in summer.

Before bottling Les Petites Rangées undergoes a light ?ltration with a minimal addition of sulphites to guarantee clarity and an optimal stability.

TASTING NOTE

A deep ruby colour, with a rich and aromatic palate. An expressive nose that bene?ts from time in carafe to fully appreciate the wide range of aromas comprising of garrigue, eucalyptus, baked fennel, morello cherry and dark chocolate characteristics.

Elegant, yet richly ?avoured with structured, ?rm tannins. A beautifully rounded wine that can be enjoyed in its youth and also bene?t from some years in the cellar.

FOOD PAIRING

Due to its intensity Les Petites Rangées would beautifully partner a duck con?t cooked with ?gs or a rich, slow cooked beef casserole.

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