Camí del Drac, Carignan Noir, Vielles Vignes, IGP Côtes Catalanes, France, 2022
Over the last two decades we’ve been creating wines in the wilds of southern France
Embarking on adventures; exploring, discovering and rediscovering remarkable places and vineyard sites. From the foothills and valleys beneath the iconic Pyrénées, out through the gorges to the coastal areas of the Mediterranean. We’ve journeyed with our friends and exceptional growers, who excel at their craft and have an inherent respect for the land that they and theirs are a part of. It is these people and places that inspire our winemaking. The wines of Terres Fidèles are designed to express the spirit of this extraordinary place - old vine Grenache, Carignan, Malbec, Cinsault, Viognier and more, that are authentically crafted, small batch wines of the wilds.
These old vines of 50-60 years of age are rooted in the hills of the north-west of Perpignan on clay and limestone terraces alongside the Têt River.
Grapes are hand-picked and transported to the cellar where a mix of whole bunch carbonic and traditional fermentation takes place. We treat Carignan in this very gentle way to promote its distinctive bright red fruit character. We then press the wine very gently and use the first pressed wine.
No oak ageing
Expressive, aromatic and rounded. Ripe black fruits combine with red fruit and a touch of savoury smokiness through to the finish.
Rich poultry dishes like duck or turkey, pork and bean stews.
Carignan Noir 100%
6 x 75cl