Castelmaure, a very special terroir The village nestles high in the Hautes Corbières, at an altitude that encourages true southern elegance. Geologically the arid soil is based on black schist and limestone which means harvesting has to be by hand.
Selected from 25-80 year old land parcels depending on grapes. Carbonic maceration, matured for 11 months in oak casks used for 1, 2 & 3 wines.
Eye: Deep red colour.
Nose: Red fruit on the nose, with distinct hints of wild garrigue plants and spice.
Palate: A silky wine, warm with good length. Delicate hints of fruit , with a touch of vanilla and melted tannins.
Serve at around 17°C/63°F with meats in sauces. Perfect with wild boar casserole.
The SCV Embres & Castelmaure and all the member producers are committed to ensuring viticultural and oenological quality
(BUVICA). The objectives are :
- To protect the quality of the environment and countryside
- To safeguard the health of both consumer and producer
- To ensure good organoleptic qualities of final product
- To fix fair prices
The Castelmaure plateau is made up of : - Alluvial sediment (fruitiness, aromatic complexity) - Hard Jurassic Hettengian era limestone (power) - Black and grey schist ( finesse, mineral qualities).