Cuvee Caminaire



Cuvée : Caminaïre

 Producers : Estelle and Frédéric Salles

 Appellation : I.G.P. Saint Guilhem le Désert

 Village : Saint-Jean-de-la-Blaquière (Hérault, South of France)

 Soil : red « schists » (Primary era of « red Permien »), sandstone and “pélites” called « Ruffes » ; isolated plots among the woods, in terrasses, high up (250 meters), with olive trees and traditional small stone-huts, called “capitelles” typical tradional vines from the Languedoc..

 Grape varieties : 45% Cinsault ; 45% œillade ; 5% Syrah 15% grenache noir

« œillade is a very old forgotten grape variety from the south east of France. Close to the tradional grape variety cinsault, often denigrate in the too productive great plains, it reveals a very interessant wine in our poor and arid hills. A grape variety to protect for a sustainable development thanks to its excellent resistance to drought...besides its charming aromas...”

 Yield : 28 hL/ha

 Viticulture : traditional languedoc « gobelet » pruning for grenache, cordon de royat for syrah ; poughings ; few treatments thanks a lot of drying wind. No insecticide ; No fertilizer. No irrigation.

 Harvest : excellent health state, optimal maturity ; manual harvest, with small trays of 15 kg.

 Vinification : traditionnal :de-stemming; fermentation and maceration of 20 days ; soft extraction respectful of the skin. Very soft pressing. Malolactic fermentation. Soft.fining

 Ageing : in casks, during 10 months.

 Bottling :  homemade, in the cellar. No filtration

 Presentation : Bottle of 750 mL, tradition type “burgundy”. Back label. Upscale cap and cork with personal touch.

 Number of bottles produced  : 2000/2200 TAV : 13 %vol

 Sensory analysis : Charming nose dominated by wild berries : wild strawberry, red cyrrant, raspberry and a bit of soft spicies. Very polished tannins for a graceful harmony.A refreshing and also aromatic wine..

 Matching food and wine : apéritif, starters, pastas, poultry, white meat, grilled meat,

 Price unit TTC consumers, at the cellar september 2017 : 8,00 € (7.5 € for 6 bottles bought)