Blue Note


Blue Note


Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Producer Domaine de Cabrol


Style Red
Grapes Grenache, Syrah

80% Grenache, 20% Syrah Vin de France Vineyard: on the southern slopes of the Montagne Noire, the foothills of the Massif Central, at 300 meters altitude, which contributes to the freshness of the wines. Soil: Clay-limestone Manual harvest. The grapes are destemmed and macerated for 3 weeks ( as opposed to 4 weeks for the Vent dEst), with delestage and remontage (must is drawn out and pumped and sprayed over the ” cap” after the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation), wine is racked and put in a tank. Assemblage after 10 months. After several months of rest the wine is lightly fined and lightly filtered before bottling. Aromas of violets and spice, with a certain sucrosity on the palate.

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About the Producer

In the rugged hills north of Carcassonne, on the southern flank of the Montagne Noire which separates Languedoc from the Massif Centralthe Mediterranean & Atlantic climates mingle to form a unique terroir, rich with biodiversity, where Grenache, Syrah, and Cabernet Franc can grow together. Scrub oak (garrigue) rubs shoulders with pines, olive trees, almond trees and wild thyme. 

Domaine de Cabrol’s vines (20 hectares out of the 150 hectares property) are spread out on hillsides and natural clay-limestone terraces at an altitude of 1150 feet, atop rock full of fossilized sea creatures from 90 million years ago. Recognizing the magic of this land, Nic Carayol’s dad, Claude, succeeded in creating the Cabardès appellation in 1999, advocating for its unique terroir. 
Since 2021, Nic has continued his family legacy honoring the proximity to nature (vines are irregularly planted between rocky outcroppings), minimization of inputs, precise vinification, and expression of the terroir. Through the Carayols’ leadership, Cabardès has become an appellation to discover.

Farming/vinification practices: Organic. 
The high elevation vineyards allow for a very long growing season. Nic harvests much later than his down-the-hill neighbors, mid to late October.

Domaine de Cabrol
You Tube : "Un jour au Domaine de Cabrol"

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