Dutraive, Famille Cap o Sud Carignan VdF

Country: 
France
Region: 
Languedoc
Item code: 
FDU405
Vintage: 
2016
Bottle sizes: 
750 ML
Appellation: 
Vin De France
Wine type: 
Red
Organic: 
Practicing
Dutraive, Famille
Varietals: 
Carignan (Mazuelo)
From vineyards farmed by a vigneron friend of Jean-Louis Dutraive in Trausse-Minervois about 3 km north of Carcassone. 60 year old vines.
Clay-limestone
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
Very limited
Cap รด 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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