Canta Manana Les Vins de Cabanon Alain Castex 2021

Canta Manana
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Canta Manana Les Vins de Cabanon, Biodynamic wine, sensational garage wine, simply superb. This is the Rose from the new estate run by Alain Castex, who used to run le Casot de Mailloles. Literally a handful of bottles are produced and the wine sells out very quickly. It is a delicious vibrant blend of Grenache blanc and noir, Carignan, Mourvedre with a few hours skin maceration.  Canta Manana is oozing fresh, vibrant red fruits, scents of local garrigue and crisp uplifting acidity, you can truly taste the south of France in this wine.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Alain Castex
Country France
Region Roussillon, France
Vintage 2021
Wine Type Rose Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grapes Bourboulenc, Carignan Blanc, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Macabeu, Merlot, Muscat of Alexandria, Syrah
Terroir Schist
Alcohol 12.5% abv
Total Sulphur Below 50mg/l
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Drink young for vitality and freshness!
Food Matching Charcuterie

Alain Castex and his partner Ghislaine were two of the original ‘Garagistas’, small vigneron/wine makers whose limited means forced them to make wine literally ‘in the Garage’.

The original vineyard purchased in the early 90s is called Le Casot de Mailloles and is based on the steep schistous slopes above the Mediterranean in Banyuls. In 2015 Alain sold Le Casot and being in his 60s moved into semi-retirement. He still retains a tiny vineyard where he indulges his lifelong passion for farming and wine production. The single hectare of vineyard where he now produces Les Vins de Cabanon is situated on the sandy, clay soils of Trouillas a little inland from Banyuls and follows the same natural principles which Alain used at ‘Le Casot’. The production is tiny, with just a couple of thousand bottles of four different wines produced each year and a UK allocation of just 150 bottles of each. His wines are some of the most vibrant, energetic and simply delicious you will ever try. They ooze sunshine and vitality and as spring approaches, they make for absolutely perfect drinking. Alain Castex is a rare find in the wine world, a man who has never compromised his belief that natural production is the only way to capture the essence of his grapes and terroir. Even in the early days when natural wine was rejected as poor quality and faulty and when appellations refused to accept the authenticity of these noble bottles, (Alain was refused the local appellation twice and then gave up and simply labelled his wine, ‘Vin de Table’), Alain stuck to his guns. His dedication and commitment to his vision have over the years earned him the respect he deserves and today, his rare bottles have a passionate following.

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The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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