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Castell d'Agly

Castell d'Agly

Region

AOP Maury Sec

Winemaker notes

The Maury appellation was officially permitted to produce dry wines as an AOP in 2011. The region is comprised of approximately 700 acres of vineyards located upstream from the Agly Valley, situated at the base of the Corbières Mountains foothills. The hillside vineyards of black schist surround the village of Maury to the south.

Viticultural Notes

The vineyards are located at an altitude of around 200m. The Maury appellations is further inland and less influence by the Mediterranean, thus creating a hot, arid environment. This altitude and inland positioning results in greater diurnal shift in daytime and nighttime temperatures, helping to increase concentration and preserve acidity levels. Black schist soils help retain daytime heat to further ripening in the evenings. The Cazes family has some of the oldest Carignan vines in the Roussillon. Grapes are hand-harvested in multiple passes to ensure optimal ripeness of every cluster. The yield is 25hl/ha.

Wine

Castell d'Agly

Estate

Domaine Cazes

Vintage

2015

Varietal

80% Grenache, 20% Carignan

Region

AOP Maury Sec

Vine Age

50-80 years

Soil

Black schist

Farming

Certified Organic and Biodynamic

Fermentation

Bunches are 100% destemmed. Fermentation in stainless steel at 25C with gentle extraction by traditional pumpovers.

Aging

Aging in stainless steel and bottled in 2016 just prior to harvest.

Alcohol

15%



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