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Region: Vin de France, Roussillon
Grapes: Grenache Gris, Grenache Blanc, Macabeu
Soil: Acidic soil of degraded schist on lowland valley
Winemaking: Grapes are sorted manually without destemming. Light debourbage. Vinified with indigenous yeasts and aged in French demi-muids for 12 months. No filtration and very minimal use of sulphites.
Annual Production: 4000 bottles
Amistat Blanc is an authentic wine made by a blend of three different varietals commonly found in the area. The grapes are pressed whole bunch, then fermented by indigenous yeasts and aged in French Demi-muids for 12 months. It shows pear, Kumquat, preserved fruits, candied lemon, sweet spices and ginger. The wine is well-structured with balanced acidity and soft touch of tannin. Enjoy pair with risotto, strong flavoured vegetables, truffles and morels, fish confit and slow-cooked white meats. Mediterranean recipes and Asian cooking are good match in general.
The tiny estate started with the friendship of two friends, Julien Ditte and Olivier Cazenave, who aspire to make authentic wines with one of their favourite varietals Grenache. They favour low intervention wine making. The 60+ years old vines are worked without herbicides and each year become healthier and more balanced. The wines are fermented with indigenous yeasts with a minimal use of sulphites and no filtration. The resulting wines show unique style and flavours that are perfect pair with Mediterranean cuisine.