Estate: Domaine Saint Antonin.
Cuvee: LOU CAZALET
Terroir: Shale soil
Varieties: 30% Grenache, 30% Carignan, 20% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre
Content: 750 ml
Alcohol: 14 % vol
Ages up to 7 years
The grapes used for « Lou Cazalet » are coming from various old vineyards in the villages of Cabrerolles, Autignac and Laurens. Through the mix of diverse terroirs, Lou Cazalet achieves an interesting consistency from one vintage to the next.
Wine making: grapes are hand-picked, sorted in the cellar, 100 % destemmed and vatted for three weeks.
Maturing: in vats for twelve months.
Tasting notes : « Lou Cazalet » has a beautiful purple color and a generous nose of ripe fruit, leather and spices. The mouth is both round and elegant, dense and spicy, with a charming sense of balance. Both the fruit and the terroir express harmoniously and authentically.
The cuvée Cazalet from the 2016 vintage show up with an intensely luminous, purple colour and an exuberant scent. A whole basket full of red and black fruits, delicately spiced with cinnamon and the scent of the countryside around Faugères: juniper, laurel, thyme … Young and lush, soft and juicy, intense and inviting, you should taste it straight away with grilled pork ribs and Ratatouille! Ageing potential 5 to 6 years.
With its explosive and rich bouquet, this wine shows the full potential of this great vintage in the Languedoc: Perfectly ripe and concentrated fruits, juniper, cedar, as well as flowery gust of broom. Crisp acidity and straight tannins, embedded in pleasant roundness and a Mediterranean ambience. It likes veal stew with roasted onions, but can still mature for 3 to 5 years in the cellar.