2014 AOP Fitou 'Cacahuète'
45% Carignan - 45% Mourvèdre - 10% Grenache (70 years). Certified Organic. Garrigues of La Palme and alluvial terraces at the edge of the pond, on clay and limestone soil and rolled pebbles. 20 day, whole bunch maceration, as well as using thin layers of stalks in between the grapes - mille-feuilles in style. Very soft and very gentle pumping to moisten the cap, then soft press. Long ferment completed in old barrels and aged in same barrels for 10 months.
More serious wine. Bit of age, almost old school style. Dusty wardrobe, old wood, not so much fruit on nose. Baking spices. Very fresh, juicy small berries, nice subtle tartness about it. Sour cherries and chocolate. Goes on and on… This is a wine to think about. Has a beautiful fresh quality, even with the age character, that is slightly energizing. Yum, great wine to have with a meal. Not heavy. No doubt will open up with air time. Yum.