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Agapê 2004

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Agapê 2004 Suave and Elegant, Agapê is the old greek word for love. A deep expression of the best terroir for Carignan in Boutenac. Varietals 70 % Carignan (Old vines, more than 100 years old) 30 % Grenache (around 60 years old) 10 % syrah Winemaking Very low yielding of less than 15hl/ha Manual harvesting, heavy selection. Fully destalked. Treading manually. Gentle extraction, slow maceration on skins for 4 to 7 weeks. Aged for 30 months, including 18 months in new oak barrels for Syrah, one year in oak for Grenache and Carignan, and 6 more months in bottle before release. Minimal fining and filtration.

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Clos Pacalis:
Clos Pacalis is a secret garden protected by high walls. Peaceful (Pacalis in latin…). Almost cut from the world. The shadow of an olive tree. The will to just lay there. It's here, in this place, that Nadine Adenis and Anthony Dufour created the winery. With the desire to produce a kind of wine that makes you stay sipping for hours under these trees. The domain gathers Syrah, Carignan and Gr... Read more
Clos Pacalis is a secret garden protected by high walls. Peaceful (Pacalis in latin…). Almost cut from the world. The shadow of an olive tree. The will to just lay there. It's here, in this place, that Nadine Adenis and Anthony Dufour created the winery. With the desire to produce a kind of wine that makes you stay sipping for hours under these trees. The domain gathers Syrah, Carignan and Grenache on the sunny hills of Ferrals les Corbières, in the very south of France. Here these hillsides vines are called « les clinques ». Every year they do battle with the thorny scrub and rocks that threaten to over take them. These vines are hard to work because they take the exact shape of the slope and defy the laws of geometry. There are also some old vines deformed by years of unsure cutting. Vines of small output for much work. But they are the ones that drew our attention, those on chaotic soil with rich grapes. The Winery is located in the Boutenac AOC. The new french appellation designed to be labeled as the "Grand Cru of Languedoc". Read less

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Snooth User: anthony1
21955328
5.00 5
09/19/2009

Five glasses


Snooth User: anthony1
21955328
5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 09/19/2009

An incredible carignan based wine from the south of France. Aromatic, smooth, long long long...


Snooth User: bulgogi
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2002 07/21/2009

Finesse and Incredible aromas of a very very old and precious carignan vineyard. By far my best pick in the south of France.


Snooth User: anthony1
21955328
5.00 5
Vintage: 2002 09/20/2009

Five glasses



Agapê 2004 Suave and Elegant, Agapê is the old greek word for love. A deep expression of the best terroir for Carignan in Boutenac. Varietals 70 % Carignan (Old vines, more than 100 years old) 30 % Grenache (around 60 years old) 10 % syrah Winemaking Very low yielding of less than 15hl/ha Manual harvesting, heavy selection. Fully destalked. Treading manually. Gentle extraction, slow maceration on skins for 4 to 7 weeks. Aged for 30 months, including 18 months in new oak barrels for Syrah, one year in oak for Grenache and Carignan, and 6 more months in bottle before release. Minimal fining and filtration.

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