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Les Vins du Cabanon Alain Castex Poudre dEscampette Rouge 2021 (Preservative Free)

Les Vins du Cabanon Alain Castex Poudre dEscampette Rouge 2021 (Preservative Free)

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Limited. Organic. Natural. Delicious!! A blend of Mourvedre and Carignan from vines up to 100 years old planted on sandy clay and gravel in Roussillon. A unique and ethereal bouquet that's really something else and like nothing else. The palate is much the same, alluring and engaging, showing restrain of fruit, savoury complexities and fineness. I now undersrand the hype and cult status of these wines, this one in particular. Natural wine made well. I'm smitten. - Chris L

Alain Castex is widely considered the uncompromising and meticulous 'Godfather' of natural winemaking in French Catalunya, having mentored so many now terrific vignerons in his time. His original vineyard ‘Le Casot de Mailloles’ (also the name of his then Domaine) was purchased in the early 90’s located on the steep, wind-swept, black schistous slopes above the Mediterranean in Banyuls. He began making wine out of an old Citroen garage which quickly became a cellar.

In 2015, Alain sold Le Casot de Mailloles to Jordi Perez and, having reached his 60's, moved into semi-retirement and working with his one hectare vineyard ‘Le Vins du Cabanon' where he continues his passion of farming organically and making wines of true purity. He makes small amounts of four wines under the same name as the vineyard, which is grown in Trouillas, just inland from Banyuls and south of Perpignan. Here the soils are a stunning mix of sand and clay and Alain manages to express this alongside the saline kiss of the nearby Mediterranean Sea. The vineyard is a mix of Grenache Blanc, Gris, Noir, Macabeu, Carignan, Mourvedre, Merlot and Syrah.

Product Type Wine Red Other Varietals & Blends
Volume 750ml
Country France
Region Roussillon
Sub Region Cotes de Catalanes
Winemaking Practices Natural
Vineyard Practices Organic/Biodynamic