El Niño 2018
A Wine That
lets you travel through your sense of taste and smell. This is the south of France, bottled. While we're all stuck inside, at least we have this beauty to combat the corona blues. Think thyme, rosemary, blackcurrants with a touch of sea salt and a graphite edge.
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- Winemaker: Le Casot des Mailloles
Where and How?
El Niño is a Syrah with the addition of the pressed Grenache Gris grapes. They macerate together for five days, after which the grapes are pressed and finish fermenting in stainless steel. Then, the later-ripening Carignan and Mouvèdre grapes are macerated separately together (2/3 whole bunch, 1/3 destemmed) for seven days, after which they are pressed and both wines are combined to age together in steel for eight months. Bottled unfined, unfiltered and without sulphites.
The Winemaker: Le Casot des Mailloles
It takes something special for a legendary winemaker to decide you’re 'The One' to take on their vineyards when they retire.
Alain Castez & Ghislaine Magnier could sense that young Jordi Perez had that something special, and entrusted their beloved Le Casot des Mailloles to him.
Legends don't continue without those who perpetuate the legacy
Under his watch and hard graft, the domaine has gone from strength to strength, and he has introduced a new vineyard to the stable in (almost) unchartered territories.