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Le Credo

Le Credo

Region

AOP Côtes de Roussillon Villages

Winemaker notes

Le Credo represents the flagship of the Cazes family's estate. A truly reflection of their Catalan origins, the estate has collaborated with renowned winemaker René Barbier. The cuvée represents the truest expression of the Roussillon soils and the spirit of the Catalan culture.

Viticultural Notes

Sourced from the family's oldest vineyards from the best plots. Meticulous vineyard and parcel selection prior to harvest. Grapes are hand-harvested in s single layer into 10KG baskets. Grapes are cool to 5C for 24 hours, then hand-sorted first by bunches and then by berries. Yields are approximately 15hl/ha.

Wine

Le Credo

Estate

Domaine Cazes

Vintage

2013

Varietal

40% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 20% Syrah, 10% Carignan

Region

AOP Côtes de Roussillon Villages

Vine Age

45-100+ years

Soil

Clay-limestone with round pebbles and schist

Farming

Certified Organic and Biodynamic

Fermentation

Fermentation in 300L and 500L barrels, with two punch-downs per day. Maceration over 4 weeks, followed by gentle hand pressing

Aging

Aging first in concrete egg, followed by 300L barrels for a combined 18 months. Minimal filtration. Bottle aging for two years prior to release.

Alcohol

15.5%



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