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La Poudre d'Escampette Les Vins de Cabanon Alain Castex 2017

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One Line Description La Poudre d'Escampette Les Vins de Cabanon, biodynamic wine, Grenache, Carignan, full of energy and oozing freshness.
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country France French
Region Roussillon, France
Producer Alain Castex
Vintage 2017
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend Grenache, Carignan
Alcohol 12.5% abv
Total Sulphur Level Below 50mg/l
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Years although these wines in youth are energetic, alive and delicious.
Production Detail Biodynamic, no added sulphur, no fining, filtration, no nothing!
Natural Features Zero Added Sulphites (Sulphur), Vegan, Cloudy/Totally Unfiltered, Unfined, Funky Aromas


La Poudre d'Escampette Les Vins de Cabanon, biodynamic wine, Grenache, Carignan, full of energy and oozing freshness. You need to open this red on a fruit day for it to sing at its best, it is a wine that full of the earth's energy. Ripe, fresh red fruits leap out, pure earth and spice and herbs mingle with the fruit. La Poudre d'Escampette is one of the triumvirate of natural wines made by Alain Castex at his new estate, Les Vins de Cabanon. From an expression meaning to 'turn on one's heals', the wine is certainly not something to turn you away unless you have stashed a couple of bottles to take with you. Stunning and delicious in every way. In the summer, it is a fantastic red to served chilled on a hot day.

Le Casot des Mailloles is a 5 hectare estate nestled on the steep walled terraces overlooking the town of Banyuls. The word 'Casot' refers to the traditional stone shelters that dot the vineyards of the exposed Banuyls region, an area where wine makers sought refuge from the strong winds of the Tramontane during bad weather. Alain Castex has now passed on the winery of 'Le Casot'. Alain has nonetheless kept a few vineyards with which he makes some of the classic wines he’s known for. Alain worked for 15 years in the Corbières region before founding Le Casot 15 years ago. For Les Vins du Cabanon, he has kept the vineyards in Trouillas and so will keep making Canta Mañana, Ezo, Tir à Blanc and Poudre d’Escampette.

(Referring to Le Casot de Mailolles) This is pure 'garage wine', artisan par excellence, the wine making is even done in a former Citroen garage that Alain and his partner Ghislaine Magnier found 15 days before their very first harvest! Old vines with low yields are planted on schists soils and the wines are usually aged in old oak barrels, are not fined nor filtered and no sulphites are added at any stage of production. With barely 5,000 bottles produced each year, Le Casot des Mailloles is one of the smallest estates of the Banyuls appellation and their elixirs of life are highly sought after.

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