Obreptice Casot des Mailloles 2017

Obreptice Casot des Mailloles
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Obreptice Casot des Mailloles 2017, Biodynamic white wine, Sensational garage wine, complex, fresh and just a little wild!  Obreptice is mainly Vermentino with a little Marsanne for extra acidity. The Vermentino does very well in close proximity to the sea.  It has delicious salinity and soft stone fruits and peachy aromas.  The wine explodes with energy, vitality and it transports you to the coast of Banyuls.  It plants you in a vineyard overlooking the Med, eating grilled Sardines and celebrating the beauty of the place.  That is what natural wine can do – that conventional wine never does.  It captures your imagination and fills you with emotion. A little etymological sleuthing has led me to the conclusion that an Obreptice is something which sneaks up on you and surprises you – hopefully in a good way.  This wine does that for sure, Obreptice Casot des Mailloles 2017 is developing lovely layers of extra complexity.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Le Casot Des Mailloles
Country France
Region Roussillon, France
Vintage 2017
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grapes Marsanne, Vermentino
Alcohol 12.5% abv
Maturation Stainless Steel
Total Sulphur Below 50 mg/litre
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 10 years

Le Casot des Mailloles is a 5 hectare estate nestled on steep terraces overlooking the town of Banyuls, in the Roussillon.

It is named after the traditional stone shelters that dot the vineyards in the region.  It was made famous by Biodynamic pioneers Alain Castex and Ghislaine Magnier who ran the estate until 2015.  The terrain here is steep so all the work is done manually.  The old vines of Grenache have buried their roots deep into the unique dark schist which is found in this area.

At Le Casot des Mailloles, they are strictly organic and biodynamic in the vines.  They use natural fermentation and never filter or fine the wines. Sulphites are also avoided entirely. 

After Alain Castex's retirement in 2015, production was passed on to Jordi Perez, a young winemaker very much in Alain's mould. He has continued the work and makes wine using the same methods as Alain and Ghislaine. Jordi is young and a very talented wine maker.  He is devoted to the Casot style and the integrity of these mystical vineyards but is also putting his own stamp on the wines. They have always carried great emotion and energy.  Jordi is aiming to bring also an element of precision and elegance which will raise the wines into the realms of the super fine.

Now after nearly 8 years at the helm, Jordi has made his mark.  The wines of Le Casot are absolutely stunning.  They have a vibrancy and energy that few other wineries in France and the world can match.  He has added some skin contact to some of the white wines and the older vintages, some which which predate Jordi continue to age majestically.  Natural wine for fine natural wine lovers, put a few cases away for 10 years.  You will be amazed how good they become.

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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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