Ledogar - Maccabeu Vin de France VDF 2020 750ml (11.5% ABV)

Ledogar - Maccabeu Vin de France VDF 2020 750ml (11.5% ABV)

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100% Maccabeo (Macabeu or Maccabeu, also known as Viura in Spain for white Rioja production). Matured in combo of clay eggs and neutral oak barrels.

North-east exposure. Limestone-sand and clay

Certified organic by Ecocert since 2006

Region: The vineyards in the Boutenac terroir near Carcassonne, are spread around the village of Ferrals-les-Corbières.

Age of the vines: Single vineyard planted in 1992.

Vinification: Grapes are hand-harvested and destemmed. Natural alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts that can last up to one month. Bottling just after the fermentation is over (December or January). Light filtration at bottling.

Very clean and elegant. Beautifully balanced with notes of pear, green apple, and stony minerality atop a taut, acid-driven medium bodied palate.

Xavier Ledogar has worked this 22-hectare domain since he was 12 years old and took complete control over it in 1997, changing its name from Domaine Grand Lauze to Domaine Ledogar. The vineyards in the Boutenac terroir near Carcassonne, are spread around the village of Ferrals-les-Corbières.

In 1998, one of his first changes Xavier made to the family domain, of which he was of the fourth generation of custodians, was to stop selling the grapes to the local co-op and instead use them to make outstanding wines himself. Certified organic by Ecocert since 2006, and they use horses and donkeys to help tend the land.

Xavier was joined by his brother, Mathieu in 2004, and they converted the vineyards to adhere to biodynamic principles, such as using the lunar calendar and herbal and plant teas as fertilizers. 

As Members of the association "Change the Aude county into wine", the young dynamic winegrowers campaign for an authentic expression of their terroir. Engaged artisans with a big heart, they are certainly part of the rising stars of the appellation Corbières.

“Our wines are meant to be shared – they are for friends and long-winded conversations.” - Xavier Ledogar