Blend of Grenache, Merlot & Syrah
This blend offers a nice ruby red colour, the nose displays expressive aromas of blackcurrant and red fruits. THe wine is smooth and round in mouth with polished tannins and an enjoyable balance.
60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Carignan
50 hectolitre /hectare
Located in the Gard, 10km south of Lirac, the tiny village of Estezargues (384 habitants) has been dedicated to producing wine for centuries. In 1965, eight winemakers decided to create "La Cave des Vignerons" in order to share their passion for winemaking. They decided to produce wines, which are representative of the local land, using local grape varieties while respecting the environment by following a restrained viticulture "lutte raisonnee" for nearly 50 years.
Vinify without sulphites at low temperature and they neither filtrate their wines nor fining them. The resulting wines are full of fruit and sun, thanks to the warm Mediterranean weather and low yield.
A deep, dark, fruit driven nose with loads of dark cherry and spicy plums as well as a touch of warm oak. The palate is rich and full, and oozes with dark fruit flavours. Blackberry and dark cherry flavours combine with a rich toasty oak and a fruit toast type spicy finish.
The wine is sweetly fruited and fragrant on the nose showing spiced cherry, strawberry, game and mushroom characters with subtle nutty complexity.
The palate is succulent and smooth with ripe berry flavours together with elegant savoury nuances, backed by polished tannins.
The grapes were harvested and then fermented in small open top cuvees and hand plunged 4 times per day. Very gently pressed, the wine was aged with a mix of new and old French oak for 4 months prior to light filtration before bottling.
“Packed with fruit flavour with a light oak influence, this is a great example of a value for money New Zealand Pinot Noir. Also great served chilled from the fridge”
A ripe, fleshy style with full-bodied layers of crushed plum and framed by fruitcake and a lingering expresso note.
“Blended from lots of different plots in Chakana’s Agrelo holdings, this is a great value Malbec that has backed off on both the oak and alcohol in recent years. Perfumed and well balanced, it’s an elegant, refined red with a streak of greenness adding freshness to the finish.” Tim Atkin
Organic and Biodynamic Certified by Demeter.
92% Tempranillo, 6% Graciano, Mazuelo and 2% Viura
Our origins. Young red produced with carbonic maceration: the simplest and most natural fermentation of a wine. Whole bunches. Blended from selected Tempranillo, Viura, Graciano and Mazuelo grapes sourced from the youngest vineyards.