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Cabernet Sauvignon IGP Pays d'Oc Red

On the gentle slopes of the Alaric mountains, in the northern tip of the Corbières region, the Alias family produce exceptional reds thanks to low yields and modern wine making techniquess. This wine is made according to the sustainable farming practices of terravitis.com.

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Soil
Limy clay at 170 meters altitude.

Climate
2014 was especially hot and dry with naturally low yields.

Grape Varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon: 30 year old vines planted at 4000 vines per ha.

Farming Methods
According to the official sustainable farming charter. The vines that are trellised for maximum leaf canopy.

Harvest
Mechanically with yields of 50 hl per ha.

Wine-Making
The grapes are de-stemmed, crushed and cold-soaked for 8 days. Fermentation is maintained at 20-22°C for around 3 weeks. Malolactic fermentation is carried out with the skins. There is some micro-oxygenation after fermentation.

Maturing and Bottling
In tank and bottling in the spring.

Tasting Notes
The nose foretells a very ripe Cabernet Sauvignon with complex mixture of spices and black fruit. The attack is round with fine tannins offering a surprisingly silky finish for a young Cabernet.

Meal Suggestion
Red grilled meat, cheese.