Coteaux Du Languedoc Campredon
2009
"Coteaux Du Languedoc Campredon"

Producer Alain Chabanon
Vintage 2009
Grape(s)
Syrah
Mourvèdre
Grenache

   • Terroir
Poor rocky clay and limestone soils on the foothills of the Larzac plateau

   • Grape Varieties
60% Syrah, 25% Mourvèdre, 15% Grenache
Average age of the vines: 20 years old

   • Winemaking
1rst vintage in 2004
Organic production
Early morning manual harvest
Low yields: 32hl/ha
No added yeasts

The grapes are manually sorted then gravity fed in vats. The winemaking is traditional: alternating between pigeage (immersion of the macerating cap) and remontage (juice circulation). The maceration lasts for 5 weeks and then the must is pressed  slowly with a pneumatic press. The wine is aged during 11 months in stainless vats. There is no fining or filtration before bottling.

Bottled in July 2010: 15,000 bottles & 300 magnums in total

   • Tasting Notes
"A garnet-colored wine with ruby reflections, the intense nose reveals itself on wild berries aromas. The mouth is powerful, round with smooth and spicy tannins. A well-balanced and gourmet wine read to drink now but with as well a very good potential to age in the cellar."

   • The anecdote
The name "Campredon" is a tribute to the family of Alain Chabanon's mother. It was a name which was initially chosen to be given to a son but it never happened since no heir was born.

   • Older vintages available upon request