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Naissance d’un Grand Blanc - Millésime 2019 - Vin de France

«Naissance d’un Grand Blanc » is the result of a Grenache Blanc vine located in
the foothills of the Montagne Noire. The plowing is done by horse.
Minerality, breadth, depth and fineness characterize this great white wine who will be the
companion as an aperitif for the most demanding wine lovers.

DOMAINE

The Domaine de Cazaban is situated in the foothills of the “Montagne Noire” (Black
Mountain). The property consists of 27ha, of which 22ha are planted with vines.
These vines are planted on fine soils of clay, limestone and schist which affords the
grapes an exceptional quality and diversity of style.

IN THE VINEYARD

The Domaine has been certified organic since 2007 with 17ha converted to Biodynamic, gaining Demeter certification in 2013. All of the fertilizing treatments that are used are prepared on the Domaine using the Domaine’ own compost. Cow
horn manure (500 P) and Silica (501) are applied on all vines. Any additional treatments that may be used comprise of nettles, horsetail and/or valerian. The vines are pruned depending on their variety in either the single guyot or goblet methods. A manual de-budding and removal of the suckers is done, and trimming (or topping) has been replaced with leaf trellising. «Naissance d’un Grand Blanc » is the result of a Grenache Blanc vine located in the foothills of the Montagne Noire. The ground is only composed of schists. The plowing is done by horse. For this very
qualitative vine, the yield do not exceed 15HL per hectare.

THE VINIFICATION PROCESS

Immediately after harvest the grapes are stored in the cold room at 6 ºC for a
minimum of 12 hours before being cold pressed. Whole bunch pressing without any
maceration. This is followed by a gentle clarification below 10°C into the vat. The
fermentation will start when the temperature will raise around 18ºC. It will be carried out without any chemicals nor oenological products for 2 to 3 weeks at a temperature kept below 18°C to preserve the aromas and freshness.
«Naissance d’un Grand Blanc » is devatted and very early transferred into barrels of
225L where it will undergo most of its alcoholic fermentation. During the alcoholic
fermentation period, "Naissance d’un Grand Blanc" is stirred daily on lees to give
it breadth and substance. Aged on the lees, the wine then evolves naturally with
malo-lactic fermentation taking place, or not, as nature dictates. When bottling at the begining of summer, the wine undergoes a light filtration with a minimum addition of sulphites to guarantee clarity and optimum stability.

TASTING NOTES

This wine offers a clean and limpid profile. Minerality, breadth, depth and fineness.
Wide aromatic palette and large persistence. A beautiful complexity.

FOOD PAIRING

«Naissance d’un Grand Blanc » is a rich and complex wine. It will accompany perfectly fresh fish or cheese. It will be the companion as an aperitif for the most demanding wine lovers.


  • MILLÉSIME 2019
  • VIN DE FRANCE
  • 100% Grenache Blanc
  • 1400 bottles
  • Terroir Schist
  • Horse plowing
  • Hand picked

Jours de Vigne - IGP Aude

DOMAINE

The Domaine de Cazaban is situated in the foothills of the “Montagne Noire” (Black Mountain). The property consists of 22ha, of which 17ha are planted with vines. These vines are planted on soils of clay, limestone and schist which affords the grapes an exceptional quality and diversity of style.

IN THE VINEYARD

The Domaine has been certified organic since 2007 with 13Ha converted to biodynamic, gaining Demeter certifcation in 2013. All of the fertilizing treatments that are used are prepared on the Domaine using the Domaines’ own compost. Cow horn manure (500P) and silica (501) are applied on all vines. Any additional treatments that may be used comprise of nettles, horsetail and/or valerian. The vines are pruned depending on their variety in either the single guyot or goblet methods. A manual de-budding and removal of the suckers is done, and trimming (or topping) has been replaced with leaf trellising. Jours de Vigne is the Domaines’ first wine; the grapes are hand harvested and collected in small, 15kg crates to preserve the bunches and avoid the skins splitting and oxidization occurring. The harvest usually starts around mid September.
The grapes for the Jours de Vigne wine are grown on a clay limestone soil.

THE VINIFICATION PROCESS

The Syrah is sorted and placed into the vat without de-stemming. In a separate vat the Grenache is de-stemmed and then covered with whole bunches of Carignan.
The grapes are gravity fed to preserve the quality and purity of the fruit. The vinifcation then proceeds without any chemical, or oenological, intervention.

The wines are allowed to follow nature’s course. There is a short maceration (6 - 8 days) to preserve the fruit and fresh character of the Jours de Vigne wine. Bottling takes place in the first quarter. Before bottling Jours de Vigne undergoes a minimal addition of sulphites to guarantee clarity and an optimal stability. Jours de Vigne 2019 is certified "Vin méthode Nature".

TASTING NOTES

A deep ruby, crimson colour. Jours de Vigne is distinguishable by its complex, aromatic nose. Both fruity and floral, with notes of vine blossom, lilac, narcissus, red currants, plum, apricot and watermelon. A rich, full-bodied wine with an elegant balance of acidity and depth of ?avour, resulting in a wine that can be drunk youthfully or be cellared for several years.

FOOD PAIRING

Due to its aromatic intensity it is recommend to enjoy Jours de Vigne with a rib of Aubrac beef grilled over vine branches.

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