Château de Caraguilhes Appellation Corbières BoutenacSee all vintages
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 Organically grown grapes with no pesticides or herbicides. Wine made with organic grapes. Ecocert certification since 1987 – Biodyvin – Demeter
Grape varietals 70% Carignan, 30% Mourvèdre. Carbonic maceration of the Carignan from the St Jean parcel of land, and the Mourvèdre from the La Tour vineyard, vinified together. Matured for 6 months in vats and for 2 years in bottle.
Nose Very concentrated with notes of blackberry, black pepper and blackcurrant. Subtle secondary aromas of thyme and fresh fig with smoked notes.
Palate The idea behind L’Echappée Belle is a different approach to the Carignan which grows so easily on our terroir, focusing on the benefits of our organic methods since forty years. The wine, purebreded, taut and crisp, really has its own personality, impossible to find elsewhere. The balance and depth of flavour will carry L’Echappée Belle into the 10 years to come.
Tips on service Serve between 16° and 18°.
Food matching Quails with truffles, entrecôte steak, coq au vin, lamb en croûte with thyme. The chef Marc Schwall even suggests pairing with dark chocolate..
Availability 75cl and magnums