Domaine des Demoiselles

Cairo 2018
Côtes Catalanes IGP

cairo

Estate bottled

The soil of the hillside of the Aspres

The Estate was constructed by the church in the 18th century and became property of Isabelle’s family after the French Revolution.

Mainly women succeeded each other in cultivating the vineyards for ten generations now, and it became its peculiarity : transmission from mother to daughter.

This provided the source for the current name “Domaine des Demoiselles”, given in 1978 by Isabelle’s grandmother.

Since 1997, Isabelle and Didier have been running the estate together. Out of respect for the environment, in order to protect the biodiversity of the wildlife for future generations, the vineyards are conducted under organic farming methods.

They spread on 30 hectares around the house, with a few hectares making a wild reserve between the parcels, thus keeping a varied landscape.

The soil of the hillside of the Aspres, on the foot of the mount Canigou, underlines this terroir, rich in pebble stones consisting of quartz sand and siliceous on a clay subsoil from the quaternary which is rather deep with only little water reserves.

The age of the vines in production ranges from 15 to 75 years.

Wine

Soil

Wine

Making

Drinking

Advice

Slopes consisting of siliceous clay, located on the first foothills of the mount Canigou in the Aspres

50 years old vines. Yield: 18 hl/Ha.

Carignan 70%
Grenache Noir 30%

Picked by hand in small crates. Sorting in the vineyard. For the Carignan : Carbonic maceration for 20 days. As for the Grenache: destemming, cold pre-maceration prior to the actual fermentation. Daily Pumping over and vatting for 2 weeks.
Maturing : in concrete tanks.

Serve at  18 / 20°C.

TASTING : Beautiful dark garnet colour with black reflexes
Flavours of candied small fruits, black currant, spices, muscat and pepper, fleshy mouthfeel, delicious final with powerful yet caressing tannins.
DRINKING ADVICE :
Grilled anchovies with candied bell pepper
Boles de picolât (typical catalane dish wish meatballs and capers)
Braised pork tenderloin
Calf rolls with escalivade.