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Alter

Region

AOP Côtes de Roussillon Villages

Winemaker notes

Soils are iron-rich red clay, with limestone and schist. The red clay soils contributes to the enhanced spiciness of the Syrah. The proximity to the Mediterranean allows the late-ripening Mourvèdre to achieve its true phenolic potential.

Viticultural Notes

Grapes are sourced form selected parcels in the Côtes de Roussillon Villages of Latour de France and Caramany, along the Arly river valley. Some of the family's grenache vines date back to 1909, while the majority are 50+ years of age. The inland position of the vineyards creates a slightly more continental-Mediterranean climate with greater variance between daytime and nighttime temperatures. Grapes are hand-harvested in upwards to 5 passes through the vineyards to ensure optimal stage of ripeness of each and every cluster.

Wine

Alter

Estate

Domaine Cazes

Vintage

2015

Varietal

50% Syrah, 40% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache

Region

AOP Côtes de Roussillon Villages

Vine Age

50 years

Soil

Stony clay with chalky deposits

Farming

Certified Organic and Biodynamic

Fermentation

The fruit is 100% destemmed. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel at 28C with gentle extraction one to two-times per day. Macertaion for 4 weeks.

Aging

Aging predominantly in stainless steel, with a small portion in barrels for added roundness and complexity. Bottle aged prior to release.

Alcohol

14%


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