Dutraive, Famille Cap o Sud Carignan VdF

Dutraive, Famille

Wine label
Bottle sizes:750 ML
Appellation:Vin De France
Varietals:Carignan (Mazuelo)
Vineyard:From vineyards farmed by a vigneron friend of Jean-Louis Dutraive in Trausse-Minervois about 3 km north of Carcassone. 60 year old vines.
Viticulture:Farmed organically, harvested into tiny bins in the morning
Vinification:Semi-carbon fermentation/maceration; no sulfur in vinification, all wild yeast fermentation
Aging:Aged in combination of tank and barel
Production:Very limited
Tasting:Cap ô Sud Carignan is one of four wines from the Dutraive family negociant project created in response to crop losses of 90% from storms that ravaged the vineyards of Fleurie. Although sourced from vineyards in the Languedoc, this is not a heavy "Southern wine", but rather a light, fresh, Beaujolais-inspired red (12% alc) that smacks of fun, easy drinking!