Mas Des Agrunelles - Carino VDF 2020 (13.5% ABV) 750ml

Mas Des Agrunelles - Carino VDF 2020 (13.5% ABV) 750ml

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Situated in a very fresh zone of Languedoc, Mas des Agrunelles cultivate in organic and biodynamic farming a little less than 25 ha of vines. The estate was founded by Frédéric Porro and his wife, Stéphanie Ponson.

Mas des Agrunelles is situated just 20km northwest of Montpellier in the two small communes known as Argelliers and Murles. At 200m above sea level, this unique terroir sees some of the coolest microclimates in the region, keeping the freshness and acidity of the grapes desirably high. The soils are uniquely composed of well drained Jurassic Comblanchien Limestone and clay nearer the hill tops, as well as alluvial soils further down slope.

Each cuvée represents an individual parcel and is therefore vinified separately. Mas des Agrunelles do not use oenological product to avoid "standardization" of their wines. Their winemaking technique is deeply respectful of the terroir, and very low sulfites are added to the wines at bottling.

"Carino" is from a single plot next to the estate planted in 1950. 

Bright, juicy, red fruit, fennel.

region: Languedoc, France

varietal: Carignan

style: medium bodied red

farming/cellar: certified organic & certified biodynamic, minimal extraction, hand harvested, Grapes are partially destemmed. Grapes are then placed in stainless steel tanks, with no intervention for about 15 days. Fermentation starts naturally with indigenous yeast. Grapes starts bursting naturally, liberating sugar and allowing for a slow fermentation without a lot of extraction. The wine is lightly fined, and unfiltered. No oenological product added.

pairing: #8 from Dep (that's the new Roast Beef sandwich), Lamb gyros