The Story

Alain Castex is the winemaker behind Le Casot De Mailloles, where he worked for 15 years creating some excellent wines, having previously worked another 15 years in Corbières.

After passing that on to a successor, Castex still holds on to about a hectare of vineyards in the sandy clay soils of Trouillas to continue producing some of the wines for which he is famous, such as Poudre d’Escampette, Ezo, Tir à Blanc and Canta Mañana.

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The People


Alain Castex, an iconic figure in the region of Banyuls and Roussillon, produces wines of another era. He refuses to use any oenological additives. Producing in small volumes, his wines have always been ultra-confidential, at most 5000 bottles in the biggest years.

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The Place

France, Roussillon

Alain brings to Cave Pur Jus the wines from his Vins du Cabanon vineyard, a hectare of vines grown on the plain in Trouillas, 15 km south of Perpignan.

In a word, Castex is a simple, endearing vigneron... and his bottles are full of emotion.