Cazes Rivesaltes

Le Credo (Côtes du Roussillon Villages) is an iconic wine from the dry wine range. The best plots of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre are the subject of very special care: debudding; leaf-stripping; removal of the secondary “entre-coeur” buds leaving only 3-4 clusters on each vine; the collection of the harvested grapes in crates of 10 Kg, in a single layer; transport and storage overnight at 4°C; double sorting table; maceration in 300 l open barrels and 500 l barrels with cap punching carried out twice daily and once only at the end of fermentation; a few gentle operations carried out to air the lees and moisten the pomace cap; slow pressing in a vertical manual press, no crushing; transferral into barrels for the malolactic fermentation; 6 months’ aging on the fine lees in foudres (very large oak vats) and in 8 hl Nomblot egg-shaped concrete tanks; blending, followed by a further 12 months’ aging in these same vessels.

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