Tir a Blanc Les Vins de Cabanon, biodynamic wine, pure terroir, iconic natural wine producer. Alain Castex used to make this shot of white when he was owner of Le Casot de Mailloles. Now moved on and running his own very small (Le Casot was small enough) vineyard, Les Vins de Cabanon, the wine is still an outstanding and rare biodynamic white from the Roussillon. This pure natural wine is made from Grenache Blanc and Maccabeu. When I first tasted this wine, I was blown away by the explosion of aroma that leapt from the glass. It is so vibrant and full of life, you would be excused for thinking the wine is going to crawl out of the glass and walk away. Wild flowers, fresh fruits, garrigue, herbs, sweet lavender and yeastiness all delight the senses. On the palate, the wine tingles with acidity and flavour and its freshness doesn't diminish with age, rather the wine evolves with yet more complexity and texture. Absolutely superb 'vin de terroir'.
|Production Method||Biodynamic, Natural, Organic|
|Wine Type||Dry White Wine|
|Wine Style||Medium bodied|
|Total Sulphur||Below 50mg/l|
|Annual Production||0 - 5,000 bottles|
|Ageing Potential||10 years|