Dutraive, Famille Cap o Sud Carignan VdF

Dutraive, Famille

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Snapshot
Vintage: 2016
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Languedoc
Appellation: Vin De France
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Carignan (Mazuelo)
Organic: Practicing
Vineyard: From vineyards farmed by a vigneron friend of Jean-Louis Dutraive in Trausse-Minervois about 3 km north of Carcassone. 60 year old vines.
Soil: Clay-limestone
Viticulture: Farmed organically, harvested into tiny bins in the morning
Vinification: Semi-carbon fermentation/maceration; no sulfur in vinification, all wild yeast fermentation
Aging: Aged in combination of tank and barel
Production: Very limited
Notes: Cap รด Sud Carignan is one of four wines from the Dutraive family negociant project created in response to crop losses of 90% from storms that ravaged the vineyards of Fleurie. Although sourced from vineyards in the Languedoc, this is not a heavy "Southern wine", but rather a light, fresh, Beaujolais-inspired red (12% alc) that smacks of fun, easy drinking!