La Cave Apicole Carbo Culte
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Region: Roussillon, France
Grape Varieties: Syrah, Carignan, Mourvèdre, Lledoner Pelut, Grenache Noir
La Cave Apicole Carbo Culte is an exciting carbonic red from Roussillon. Bright and tart red berries, and stone fruit. Hints of mint and sage on the aroma and palate.
Song: Betta Listen by De La Soul
Red Berries, Red Cherry, Red Plum
Fruity & Dry
Cool Red and Orange (58°–62°)
Zero Sulfur Added
Camo & Co
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ABOUT THE PRODUCER
About La Cave Apicole Carbo Culte
La Cave Apicole Carbo Culte is an exciting carbonic red from Roussillon. Bright and tart red berries, and stone fruit. Hints of mint and sage on the aroma and palate. Finishes with a zestiness of mouthwatering acidity. A blend of Syrah, Lledoner Pelut, Grenache Noir, Mourvèdre, and Carignan. Whole bunch carbonic co-ferment for 12 days in fiberglass followed by aging in the same tanks. Unfined, unfiltered, no SO².
About La Cave Apicole
La Cave Apicole is based in the old cooperative cellar of Montner. As a beekeeper, Sylvain Respaut settled down in the valley of Agly in 2007 with 200 beehives. After meeting with some new-wave winemakers from the area, he made the decision to become one himself. In 2009 he bought a few hectares of old vines on the hillside and transitioned them into organic agriculture. He spent a couple of years learning from winemaker friends by using their knowledge and farming equipment until he met Olivier Cros, the son of a conventional winemaker, who was dreaming of another way to make wine with a deep respect for nature and terroir. The two friends became both winemakers and beekeepers and created La Cave Apicole (the apiary cellar). In 2011 they started producing grapes organically on 4 hectares, and today they have 10 hectares in the Fenouilledes where they make fruity light wines, natural hydromel, and honey from wildflowers. Although the wine activity is growing they’re still looking after 60 beehives. The species of local bee called “European dark bee” is in danger of extinction, with their numbers dropping all around Europe. The grapes are picked under maturity in order to keep the acidity and freshness of these grape varieties.