Domaine de l’Edre Carrément Rouge Côtes du Roussillon
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Nearly 25 acres of vineyards, where the parcels are situated in clay/limestone and schistous terroirs in a vast amphitheater called ‘Le Cirque’, stretching south/southwest towards Tautavel.
- Sustainably grown, with all viticultural work done by hand and organic manure used for fertilizer.
- Yields of 1.33 tons/acre!
Varietal Composition: 46% Syrah, 28% Grenache, 13% Carignan, 13% Mourvèdre.
Elaboration: Fermentation began naturally with wild yeasts. Macerated 25 – 28 days and fermented at controlled temperatures. Unoaked.
Tasting Notes: Incredibly intense, layered, dark fruit aromas of plums, cassis and black cherry on the nose, with light spiciness and undertones of herbs and minerals. Juicy, yet firm and well-structured on the palate.
2014 – 91 Wine Advocate
2016 – 91 Wine Advocate | 93 Jeb Dunnuck
2017 – 90 Jeb Dunnuck | 91-93 Wine Advocate
2018 – 93 Wine Advocate
Jacques Castany and Pascal Dieunidou are two wine fanatics, farming inherited vines part-time in the village of Vingrau (Roussillon). With limited acreage, average yields of just 1.05 tons/acre, and consistently stellar press, the wines are naturally in short supply, though there are plans to slowly increase production to meet demand.