Vin De France
From vineyards farmed by a vigneron friend of Jean-Louis Dutraive in Trausse-Minervois about 3 km north of Carcassone. 60 year old vines.
Farmed organically, harvested into tiny bins in the morning
Semi-carbon fermentation/maceration; no sulfur in vinification, all wild yeast fermentation
Aged in combination of tank and barel
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!
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