Vallée des Aigles Cazot Blanc 2021

Serodes & Kovač

This frankly beautiful white wine started life as a co-fermentation in stainless steel tank of 65% Grenache Blanc, 20% Grenache Gris and 15% Vermentino, with a small portion of the blend finishing fermentation in used French oak barrels. The wine is fresh and exotic on the nose with charming aromas of tangerine, lime and pineapple. In the mouth the wine is both lively and zingy whilst displaying a delightful silky texture and a finish reminiscent of home-made custard. Yes, really!

The fact that the wine is organic rounds off the sense of its unadulterated honesty and humility, the feeling that we are tasting vineyards, old vines, and the work of a winemaker who wants to do as little ‘winemaking’ as possible in the pursuit of excellence. In other words, minimal intervention at its very best.

The name Cazot references the small, rudimentary stone-built shacks that were erected in days gone by to protect vineyard workers from inclement weather amongst the vines, but mostly from excessively hot Summer temperatures. Some of these structures can still be seen, fully intact or otherwise, in this part of southern France.