Estate: Domaine Saint Antonin.
Terroir: Shale soil
Varieties: 50% Grenache, 50% Syrah
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 Cazalet 2018
Red fruits, spices and menthol notes from Grenache, concentration and roundness of Syrah, fine and structured tannins from Mourvèdre, fresh and aromatic herbs from Carignan: according to the purest, southern French tradition, each grape variety seems to bring its character and advantages into this cuvée. Showing full body and balance, as well as a fine tannin structure this wine is promised to a great future. Keep it for a couple of years in the cellar or serve it now on lamb cutlets with honey and thyme, grilled mussels or eggplant lasagna.
Tasting notes Cazalet 2017
Sour cherries, raspberries, spices and grilled hazelnuts in the nose … A generous and rich bouquet, as befits a Mediterranean wine, dominated by Grenache and Carignan. On the palate, Syrah and Mourvèdre bring elegance and straight lines, as well as fresh tannins and mineral acidity. A precise and full-bodied wine, which wants to be accompanied by tasty, intense and fine dishes: Rack of Lamb with herb crust, Osso bucco, baked pumpkin with oriental spices, or even a simple piece of hard cheese, such as a Cantal Entre-Deux.
Tasting notes Cazalet 2016
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.
Tasting notes Cazalet 2015
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.