Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence , "Cul-Sec", Dom. de la Réaltière
Organic

Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence , "Cul-Sec", Dom. de la Réaltière - 2020

Item # 46225 750mL
$29.96/ Single Bottle
$359.52 $323.57/ Case of 12
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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


Tasting Notes

Winemaker Pierre Michelland is native to Provence, and honed his trade in New Zealand. He farms and vinifies in simple terms, creating unique wines for this wild region. 60 year-old Carignan sees 50% carbonic maceration, and 50% destemmed fermentation, both aged in concrete. This dry, light-bodied, stony and fruited red is a joy to drink. Pair with Pissaladière.


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