Our Wines

Who would have guessed that it is possible to produce an aromatic, fresh Pinot Noir on the limestone slopes of Montolieu, in the West of the Languedoc ? Parti Pris represents a strong commitment to develop aromas and delicatesse. Parti Pris translates what we like to do : taking risks, trusting our intuition !

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 soils of clay, limestone and schist which affords the grapes an exceptional quality and diversity of style.

GRAPE

The grapes for the « Parti Pris » are harvested by hand in 15kg boxes to preserve them from breakage and oxidation ; they are grown on vines on the Limestone slopes of Montolieu. The harvest begins, generally, mid-September.

VINIFICATION

Half of the grapes are vinified de-stemmed, the other half in full grapes. They are introduced into the tanks by gravity to ensure their quality and integrity. No oenological nor chemical produce are used for the vinification ; we leave the wine to develop naturally. The grapes are macerated for a short period of about 8 days to preserve the delicate aromas which characterise the « Parti Pris ». The wine is matured in large oak barrels (600 litre Stockinger ‘demi-muids ‘). « Parti Pris » is bottled at the end of April. Parti Pris 2020 is certified

TASTING NOTES

A red robe with shades of scarlet cherries. On the nose, « Parti Pris » develops subtle notes of red fruit and cherries. Well balanced, it reveals intense length on the palate with delicate notes of oak ageing.

This wine can be appreciated now or can be matured over time. It will accompany refined dishes ; meat in light sauces, poultry and fresh goat’s milk cheese.


  • MILLESIME 2020
  • IGP PAYS D’AUDE
  • Pinot Noir
  • 3500 bottles
  • Terroir Montolieu limestone
  • 100% hand picked
  • Certified "Vin Méthode Nature".

C’ Nature 2020 - BIB 3L

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.

THE VINIFICATION PROCESS

For this wine, the grapes are coming from mountain plots in conversion to become organic. The grapes are sorted and de-stemmed before being put into the vat. The grapes are gravity fed to preserve the quality and purity of the fruit. The vinification then proceeds without any chemical, or oenological, intervention. The wines are allowed to follow nature’s course. The fermentation lasts two weeks and a low temperature of 20°C is maintained to ensure a slow extraction, without any punching down or pumping over. Packing takes place at the end of the second quarter, with no added sulphites.

TASTING NOTES

A garnet robe with a violet rim. C’ Nature presents a nice flavoured wine with an expressive palate of ripe black fruits and spices.

FOOD PAIRING

C’ Nature would beautifully partner a red meat or cheese.

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