About the wine
This is made from very old Grenache vines, which produce deeply concentrated grapes. With all concentration on preserving fruit quality, every bunch is hand-picked, and rigorous grape selection is carried out to ensure you taste a beautifully silky red.
About the producer
Domaine Cazes is long-established in Roussillon. It was bought by Jean Batlle in 1999. His son, Nicolas, is now the fifth generation in a line of fantastic Maury winemakers, and what he creates is some of the most sought-after wine in the region.
About the region
Schist soils (a distinctive soil type concentrated with dense rock), nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees, are key at Domaine Cazes. In these, vines push their roots through the black slate in search of water. This stresses the vines and means very good news for the grapes - all efforts are focussed on ripening, and they develop a wonderful minerality at the same time.