Château de Caraguilhes Appellation Corbières Boutenac
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Soil Clay-limestone, hillside position with large rounded stones
Location Terroir de Boutenac, at an altitude of 150-200 m, North-north-west facing.
Culture Ecocert certification – organically grown grapes with no pesticides or herbicides. Wine made with organic grapes since 1991.
Grape varietals 80% Carignan, 20% Mourvèdre. Carbonic maceration of the Carignan from the St Jean parcel of land, and the Mourvèdre from the La Tour vineyard. 100% matured for 6 months in vats and for 18 months in bottle
Eye Deep red with violet glints demonstrating an excellent maturity in such a young wine.
Nose Very concentrated with notes of blackberry, black pepper and liquorice. Subtle secondary aromas of thyme, fresh fig and rockrose.
Palate L’Echappée Belle was created for the 2011 vintage, with the desire to go off the beaten track, to concentrate on the intrinsic qualities of Carignan, matured in-bottle, 100% organically. This wine, full-bodied, taut and crisp, has its own personality, impossible to find elsewhere, which develops and matures as time goes by.
Tips on service Serve between 16° and 18°.
Food and wine matching suggestions Quails with truffles, entrecôte steak, coq au vin, lamb en croûte with thyme.