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Cuvée Aimé de Cazes

Cuvée Aimé de Cazes

Region

AOP Rivesaltes Ambré

Winemaker notes

The Cazes family has been synonymous with Rivesaltes for more than a century. Cuvée Aimé de Cazes represents the culmination of decades of passion and an ongoing commitment to preserve and further the Rivesaltes appellation in France and abroad. This wine is considered by many the benchmark for Rivesaltes Ambré. The residual sugar is 116g/L.

Viticultural Notes

Grapes are hand-harvested from selected plots of old vines.

Wine

Cuvée Aimé de Cazes

Estate

Domaine Cazes

Vintage

1978

Varietal

80% Grenache Blanc, 20% Grenache Noir

Region

AOP Rivesaltes Ambré

Vine Age

50 years

Soil

Clay-limestone with schist and pebbles

Farming

Certified Organic and Biodynmic

Fermentation

Grapes are pressed prior to fermentation. Fermentation begins at 18C and is halted halfway through with the addition of neutral grape spirit.

Aging

Aging for 22 years in 100-year-old oak barrels. The wines is aged in bottle for 10 years prior to release.

Alcohol

15%


Awards

17.5/20 - Jancis Robinson



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