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Les Petites Rangées - AOP Cabardès

Solid, naturally, Les Petites Rangées is a wine which is full of confidence. It knows its strength, its charm, its natural beauty and is aware that there is no need to make a big show to be appreciated. It calmly transmits the rich aromatic structure of its appellation with aromas of fresh leaves and ripe fruit and will be proud to accompany the richest dishes at the most prestigious tables.

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.

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

The grapes are sorted and de-stemmed, then gravity fed to preserve the quality and purity of the fruit. The vinification 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 filtration 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 benefits 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 flavoured with structured, firm tannins. A beautifully rounded wine that can be enjoyed in its youth and also benefit from some years in the cellar.

FOOD PAIRING

Due to its intensity Les Petites Rangées would beautifully partner a duck confit cooked with figs or a rich, slow cooked beef casserole.


  • Cabernet Franc, Syrah
  • 9 000 bottles
  • Soil Type: Clay limestone
  • Hand Picked

Domaine de Cazaban - 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 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

The grapes are sorted and de-stemmed, then gravity fed to preserve the quality and purity of the fruit. The vinification then proceeds without any chemical, or oenological, intervention. The wines are allowed to follow nature’s course. The fermentation lasts for between four and five weeks at a fairly low temperature of no higher than 24°C to ensure low extraction, without any punching down or pumping over. Domaine de Cazaban is then aged u,oil the following harvest in conical vats, then racked into barrels for a final eight months aging. the Burgundian barrels that are used are bought from fellow winemakers in the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaunes, and are on the average three years old.
Bottling takes place at the end of the second quarter. Before bottling Domaine de Cazaban undergoes a light filtration with a minimal addition of sulphates to guarantee clarity and an optimal stability.

TASTING NOTES

Garnet in colour with a violet rim. Domaine Cazaban is a powerful wine with an aromatic nose of ripe, black fruits; black cherries, black berries, blue berries and plums. A complex wine, intense, refined, elegant and perfectly balanced. Its length on the finish promises a long ageing potential for those patient enough to wait!

FOOD PAIRING

Domaine de Cazaban will harmonize full-flavoured meat dishes such as a herb and mustard crusted rack of lamb served with Provençal style vegetables. Or even a selection of cheeses. It is an ideal candidate for goat’s cheese, due to its freshness and has the body required to partner a mature Comté.

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