Domaine de la Petite Cassagne
Deep ruby/purple-tinged with lots of cassis, raspberry, licorice, and forest floor, the wine exhibits excellent ripeness, a delicious, silky mid-palate, and a good finish.
$20.00 / Bottle $240.00 / Case
Domaine de la Petite Cassagne is located four kilometers from the village of St Gilles on south/south-eastern exposed slopes of the Costieres de Nimes. The soils here are characterized by cailloux deposited by the Rhone River centuries ago. Diane de Puymorin is the dynamic young owner of this super property, which she purchased in 1998.
Diane’s goal is to craft unique wines within the Costieres de Nimes appellation. She uses only organic farming methods and believes in strictly limiting yields. Unique pruning and leaf pulling techniques help her to optimize the maturity of fruit in her vineyards, and allow her to harvest before the autumnal weather changes. Diane has also been expanding by planting new vines each year, and she now has 5 acres of white varietals in production.
This wine is a blend of 47% Grenache and equal parts Carignan and Syrah, all fermented and aged in tank.