Dom de Cassagnau Red
New 2019 vintage has arrived!
Pays Doc Red - a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Merlot - fruit forward, spice and herbs, easy to drink red wine from the south of France. Aromas of baked plums, violets and spice. Medium bodied, fruity, with a lick of anise and char. Great BBQ wine especially for the price.
This bottle holds all the generosity, character and personality of our terroir at Cassagnau! A beautiful, sombre wine with an expressively fruity bouquet and a hint of spice and Mediterranean herbs that herald in a smooth, creamy palate with velvety tannins. Definitely a wine to share with friends over an informal meal or,slightly chilled, simply as an aperitif.
Produced in the low foothills of the Pyrenees, where the climates of the Mediterranean and Atlantic meet, this original blend –light and easy-to-drink – makes Cassagnau a Languedoc wine with the accent of the south-west. Jacques Abet, doctor by profession, winemaker by passion, runs this family-owned estate with enthusiasm and painstaking care in a terroir that is unique. Family-owned since the eighteenth century, the estate owes its longevity to its women. Jacques’ grandmother Berthe, who managed the estate for six decades, took it through two world wars and many a viticultural crises. He inherited this family property from his mother, Jacqueline. Today, it’s thanks to his wife Colette that Jacques, who had chosen to pursue a career in medicine, is able to satisfy his passion for winegrowing and for the terroir in which he grew up.
You’ll find Jacques in the tiny village of Pauligne near Limoux, at the heart of “Cathar country”. For the past few years, thanks to passionate dedication, strict standards and an authentic approach, he has been breathing new life into the estate. Whenever the vines need him, he swaps his doctor’s coat for winegrower’s gear, driving the tractor, pruning or working in the winery with his oenologist. The scientist in him gives way to the farmer, repeating the same gestures as his ancestors before him. An enthusiastic head of a magnificent estate, this bon vivant has succeeded in reconciling his two activities of GP and winemaker.
AGEING Best drunk young, within 2-3 years of vintage.
ALCOHOL VOLUME 13.5%
FINAL BLEND 35% Syrah – 35% Grenache – 30% Merlot
- France - Languedoc
- Red Wine
- Other Red