Domaine Cavalier

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

Description

Plot selection

The grapes come from vineyards planted on limestone and sandy-loam soils, in the heart of garrigue and surrounded by Aleppo pines and green oak trees. At the limit of Brouzet and Corconne, the climate is cooler and gives to the grapes an optimal maturation.

Cultivation mode

The vineyard has been managed in organic farming since 2006 and biodynamic practices have been introduced for 5 years.

Grape varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Syrah (30%), Merlot (20%)

Winemaking and Aging

Harvest by machine. Grapes are destemmed. Traditional winemaking with short maceration of 3 to 4 days followed by alcoholic fermentation during 10 days. Temparature control during the winemaking process. Aging in concrete tanks.

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Colour : Intense and bright garnet colour.

Nose : Aromas of tasty fruits such as cherry or blackcurrant, with floral tones. A dazzling aromatic range.

Mouth : A fruity, intense mouth with a nice substance. A tasty
and pleasant wine.

Aging potential : 3 to 5 years.

Serving temperature : 14-16°C.

Pairing : Tapas, charcuterie, grilled food, spicy beef tartar, roasted camembert.

TECHNICAL SHEET

Description

Plot selection

The grapes come from vineyards planted on limestone and sandy-loam soils, in the heart of garrigue and surrounded by Aleppo pines and green oak trees. At the limit of Brouzet and Corconne, the climate is cooler and gives to the grapes an optimal maturation.

Cultivation mode

The vineyard has been managed in organic farming since 2006 and biodynamic practices have been introduced for 5 years.

Grape varieties

Sauvignon (45%), Viognier (25 %), Vermentino (20%), Marsanne (5%), Roussanne (5%)

Winemaking and Aging

Harvest in the morning, Grapes are destemmed. Selection of free-run juice and pressed juice. Cold settling. Temperature control around 18°C during the winemaking process. Aging in stainless steel tanks with lees.

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Colour : Pale gold, with green reflets.

Nose : Floral aromas, such as laurel blossom, lilies and a touch of linden tree, accompanied with hints of ripe fruits (apricot). Powerful aromatic range.

Mouth : A round and ample mouth, coating without heaviness. Nice balance between freshness and tastiness.

Aging potential : 2 to 3 years.

Serving temperature : 10°C

Pairing : Aperitif, grilled fish, fresh cheese, peach melba.

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