“I have none, & it’s a shame that this bottle needs it.
An impatient winemaker”
Focused and elegant wine which is precise with a hint of mint, vegetal but ripe, blackcurrant, bourbon, concentrated, juicy and fresh, with a nice balance with high aging potential. This wine needs minimum 3 years after the year of harvest to be ready………Patience
Languedoc-Roussillon, is one of the largest and most diverse wine-producing regions in France. It is located in the southern part of the country, along the Mediterranean coast. It has a long history of viticulture and winemaking, and it’s known for producing a wide range of wine styles.
This region benefits from a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The diverse geography includes coastal plains, rolling hills, and mountainous areas, which create a variety of microclimates and soil types.
Cabardès is situated in the western part of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, not far from the city of Carcassonne. The vineyards are spread across the foothills of the Montagne Noire (Black Mountain) and benefit from a variety of microclimates due to the region’s diverse geography.
100% Cabernet Franc and declassified as Vin de France, this is part of the limited and bottle numbered ” Les Dissidents” range. Following a number of experiments, a whole instinctive range comprised of micro-cuvees and varietal wines, prohibited by the appellation, in truly exclusive, libertarian style with a choice of what the winemaker believe to be the best varieties of the soil, this unclassified range of French wine defies the institutions, their regulations and conventional wine.
Yield of just 30 hectoliters per hectare with non sulfite fermentation with indigenous yeasts and bio-protection (by using non saccharomyces yeasts to avoid brettanomyces.) Post fermentation maceration for 10 days at 38 degrees Celsius, malolactic fermentation and aging in 2000 litre barrel.
Ideal serving temperature – 16°C.