2011 Mas des Capitelles "La Catiede" Faugères (Previously $12)

SKU #1108069

Mas des Capitelles is an old family property, in the middle of the Faugères appellation. The property covers 24 hectares of old vines, including some very old carignan. Jean, Cedric and Brice Laugé follow bio dynamic principles. Ploughing is performed several times a year and of course no chemical fertilizer is used on the estate. The 2011 La Catiède is composed of 50% Carignan, 20% Grenache Noir, 10% Syrah and 20% Mourvèdre. The grapes are hand harvested and vinified without any oak influence. NOTE: In conjunction with practicing organic viticulture, the Laugé family winemakers have decided to minimize the use of sulfur dioxide at bottling, and instead choose to preserve their wines with carbon dioxide. For this reason, the wine might exhibit a slight petillance or prickly sensation upon opening. However 20 minutes of aeration or a period of decanting will dissipate this gas. The resulting wine is a prime example of the powerful, mineral driven and natural wine that come from the schistous soils of Faugères. Try it with osso bucco or braised lamb shank. Made with certified organically grown grapes. (Mulan Chan-Randel, K&L Rhone and French Regional Wine Buyer) 14% abv

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Languedoc-Roussillon

Alcohol Content (%): 14
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