Notre Dame des Anges - Blanc 2015

Collioure AOP

The cuvée "Notre Dame des Anges ", which carries the name of the so famous bell tower of Collioure, is a selection of the best vines in Collioure, from the most renowned growers: le Domaine Piétri, le Domaine Vial Magnères, le Cellier des Dominicains, le Domaine la Madeloc, la Coume del Mas. CAZES managed carefully the wine making, and put all its know how into the elaboration of this wine, which gave birth to a fine and elegant blending, and a powerful red wine. All the profits of this cuvée will be put back into the association “Notre Dame des Anges, Terroir et Patrimoine”, a group including Cazes and vignerons of Collioure, who's aim is to contribute to the maintenance and the restoration of the famous vineyards of Collioure. This association will aim at protecting "feixes" (low dry stone walls of schist) as well as the typical "casots" (wine growers' huts), which will be solidified and painted in the fauvism style, so important to Collioure.


Vinification

A big work to follow up maturities in order to keep a low degree and a favourable pH. The pressing is soft and slow with a minimum of “cap-breaking” to avoid too much pummeling. Separation of the press from 0,8bar, followed by a strong racking of the juice. Classical fermentation at low temperature.


Maturation

80% of the production matures in stainless steel vats, and 20% ages 3 months in new 300L
oak barrels.


Tasting Notes

Eye: Golden yellow.

Nose: A delightfully lively and fresh white Collioure.

Palate: This refreshing and delightful white presents delicate aromas oh white flowers as well as smoky and salty notes.


Food Pairings

Best drunk at 12°C, with Mediterranean fish and sea food.



Resources

Download the tech sheet (pdf)
Download the high-resolution bottle shot (tiff)
Visit www.cazes-rivesaltes.com

Varietals

70% White Grenache
30% Grey Grenache


Appellation

Collioure AOP

Collioure AOP


Alcohol

13.5%


Barrel Type

French Oak Barrels


Soil Types

Schist, red clay-silicate falling into the sea. The vines grow on steep hillside terraces.