De Mena: 'Arc en Ciel'

De Mena: 'Arc en Ciel'

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"Sébastien Agelet is a winemaker in Paziols located in the Aude, 15 km from the sea between Leucate and Perpignan. Sébastien inherited this family estate and continues the work done before him by his great grandfather, his grandfather and his father. It was in 2012 that Sébastien decided to end his contract with the local cooperative cellar and create his own cuvées. He renamed his estate De Mena, which in Catalan means 'by nature'. Mena by itself is an expression that means 'without a doubt'. Sébastien feels it’s without a doubt by nature that he ended up working the vines and making wine. He also feels as though he is paying tribute to his family by making incredible wine with the land that he inherited." -Camo & Co. (the importer)

50% Carignan, 25% Grenache, 23% Syrah 2% Muscat Petit Grain from 20 and 40 year old vines on pebbly limestone and clay soils at an altitude between 50 and 300 meters. Maceration is for 7 days, in whole bunches, which are then trodden by foot and aged 8 months in barrels.

Producer

De Mena (Sébastien Agelet)

Grape(s)

Carignan, Grenache, Syrah, Muscat

Region

Paziols, Rousillon

Country

France

Vintage

2020