Region: Vin de France, Roussillon
Grapes: Grenache Noir
Soil: Acidic soil of degraded schist on lowland valley
Winemaking: Grapes are sorted manually without destemming. Vinified with indigenous yeasts in cement tank with racking and punching down manually. Aged in Foudre for 12 months. No filtration and very minimal use of sulphites.
Annual Production: 2600 bottles
Amistat Rouge is a true expression of Grenache grown on schist. The grapes are sorted manually without destemming and crushing. It is fermented with indigenous yeasts in cement tanks and aged on foudre for 12 months. The wine shows a minerality typical of Grenache grown on schist. It expresses aromas of violet, red fruits, chocolate, cedar wood, balsamic and dried herbs. Rich palate with ripe red fruits and minerals is supported by a firm tannic structure. Good pair with game in sauce, bull stew, slow cooked, fish zarzuelas, bouillabaisse, eggplant’s escalivade or spicy Mediterranean dishes.
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.