2019 Domaine des Quatre Pierres 1er Degré
Edouard purchased these grapes from a friend, but harvested them all himself.
This is a blend of mainly Carignan and Grenache, with some Cinsault and Syrah. The vines were in their second year of conversion to organic farming, and from two sites. Aragon - which has clay and limestone soils. And Caunes-Minervois - which is made up of limestone with stony terraces, deposited by the region's rivers during the great river floods of the Quaternary era). Whole bunch carbonic maceration for 7-10 days, then pressed and aged in tank for 5 months. The fruit is at the front, but it merges gently outwards as it fades. On the finish it feels lighter than on the first sip. A summer meal wine.