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    Caravinsérail est une maison de vins authentiques & contemporains, dont l’originalité est d’être produite dans les zones les plus fraiches du sud de la Vallée du Rhône, du Languedoc et de Provence. La maison a été créée en 2002 au pied du Mont Ventoux, elle située aujourd’hui entre Châteauneuf du pape et l’Isle sur la Sorgue, deux villages mythiques des vins et du bien vivre en Provence.

    La plupart des vins de Caravinsérail sont certifiés biologiques, ou issus de l’agriculture raisonnée avec certains vins issus de la Réserve de Biosphère du Mont Ventoux sous patronage de l’UNESCO.

    Caravinsérail is a house of authentic & contemporary wines, whose originality is to be produced in the cooler areas of the southern Rhône Valley, Languedoc, and Provence. The house was created in 2002 at the foot of Mont Ventoux, today it is located between Châteauneuf du Pape and Isle sur la Sorgue, two mythical villages of wine and good living in Provence.

    Most of Caravinsérail’s wines are certified organic, or from sustainable agriculture, with certain wines from the Mont Ventoux Biosphere Reserve under the patronage of UNESCO.

     

     

    Les Vignobles de la Famille d’Exéa tirent leur origine de la propriété phare de la Famille de plus de 200 ans, basée au bord du Canal du Midi, le Château Sérame (aop Corbières). Château Sérame produit aussi des vins de pays en IGP OC. Aujourd’hui, la propriété inclus aussi le Château d’Argens, vignes en AOP Minervois attenante le village voisin de Château Sérame.

    Tous les vins de Château Sérame et Château Argens sont certifiés biologiques, vinifié et élevé en un seul lieu, le Château Sérame.

    The Vineyards of the Exéa Family originate from the flagship property of the Family, over 200 years old, based on the banks of the Canal du Midi, Château Sérame (PDO Corbières). Château Sérame also produces local IGP OC wines. Today, the property also includes Château d’Argens, AOP Minervois vines adjoining the neighboring village of Château Sérame.All the wines of Château Sérame and Château Argens are certified organic, vinified and aged in one place, Château Sérame.

    Les cuvées présentées

    Emma M. Louise. Les Terrasses des Galets 2018

    CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE AOC

    RED

    GRAPES

    Grenache in large proportion (about 75%), Syrah about 15%, and Mourvèdre

    ORIGINS AND VINEYARD

    The vineyard is situated all around the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, composed of parcels spread over two of the best areas of the appellation: Clay and pebbles and shattered limestone.

    The vines have an average age of 35 years and, at an elevation of 100m, dominate the Rhône River which, with the local wind ‘The Mistral’, brings an exceptional microclimate to the land. Its south facing position is ideal for perfect maturation of the berries.

    CULTURE, VINIFICATION AND AGEING

    Sustainable viticulture with careful pruning, de-budding, de-leafing and green harvest. Hand-picked at peak maturity where small baskets and fast transportation to the winery avoid juice release and oxidation. The vines are hand sorted and gently crushed before fermentation at 28°C and a 3 weeklong maceration. The juice is pumped over daily during the fermentation. The tannic Grenaches are aged in French barrels for 12 months while the softer, fruitier wines are aged in cask and cuve for the same amount of time. The wines are then carefully blended to create a balanced expression of the wine.

    TASTING NOTES

    Colour – mature red with some purple glints.

    Nose – Typical of its terroir with spices, black pepper, black cherries, and blackberries.

    Palate – Elegant and complex, with a distinctive velvety palate showing red fruits and herbaceous garrigue.

     Emma M. Louise. La Truffe Noire 2019

    CÔTES DU RHÔNE AOC

    RED

    ORIGINS AND VINEYARD.  A great wine that shows character and elegance, able to rival the most notorious growers of this appellation. It is also our way to celebrate a historical grape varietal, king of the southern Rhône: Grenache.  To get the best out of our Grenache, we let nature shine and only select sustainably managed parcels, with a strict winter pruning in order to limit the yield in favor of concentration. We use manual harvesting techniques and pick at full maturity.

    GRAPES Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault

    CULTURE, VINIFICATION AND AGEING Sustainable viticulture with de-leafing, de-budding and green harvest. Hand-harvested at peak maturity followed by a light crushing and a traditional vinification in closed concrete tanks. Fermentation at 28°C – 30°C with a twice daily pump-over for 15 to 20 days, followed by cap plunging and lees stirring. After completing its malolactic fermentation the wine is aged in oak casks for 12 months and is bottled in the autumn/winter of the following year.

    TASTING NOTES

    Color – Dark ruby with light edges.

    Nose – Medium intensity with aromas of small stone fruits and delicately spicy hints of pepper and thyme.

    Palate – Smooth, warming, and elegant. Its aromas recall wild red fruits, dark cherries, forest floor and liquorice. The tannins are smooth and well formed.

    Château d’Argens 2018

    AOP Minervois

    RED

    LOCATION. Overlooking the Canal du Midi, Chateau d’Argens is an impressive manor house situated at the heart of the village of the same name, which for a long time formed part of the Lordship of Sérame. Argens, originally known as Villa Arsegii (881), takes its name from the sandstone and clay soils (argilla in Latin) of the surrounding countryside which zere renowned for their fine quality. Today, the range of terroirs and grape varieties available allow us to offer subtle, complex, full – bodied wines.

    IN THE VINEYARD. The grape varieties assembled to make up this vintage are vinified with minimal use of additives.

    VINIFICATION. Harvested at full maturity, the different grape varieties are vinified seperately with a limited use of additives. Cold maceration (8°) before fermenting for the Syrah and Grenache followed by fermenting and extraction at around 27° to optimise the extraction of the tannins.

    AGEING. Partially aged in oak.

    VARIETALS. Syrah 40%, Grenache noir 30%, Mourvèdre 30%

    TASTING NOTES. A deep red colour with garnet tints, this wine offers aromas of ripe fruit with hints of vanilla due to its ageing in wood. From the outset, there is a fine tannic density and a good volume on the palate, mainly due to the black fruits. The long finish ends with a nice balance between tannins, fruit and freshness.

    Blason de Sérame 2020

    AOP Corbières

    RED

    LOCATION : Located in the Languedoc, the historic Chateau de Sérame has origins dating back to the Gallo-Roman period. The Domaine is nestled in a preserved natural environment, bordered by the Aude river and the Canal du Midi, and at the junction of two appellations: Corbières and Minervois. Its remarkable range of terroirs allows for the elaboration of unique, full, and complex wines.

    IN THE VINEYARD The grape varieties assembled to make up this vintage are vinified with minimal use of additives.

    VINIFICATION. Traditional vinification. Fermenting around 28°C during 12 to 15 days under controlled temperatures.

    VARIETALS Syrah 50%, Grenache noir 30%, Carignan 20%

    TASTING NOTES A purply red with bluish reflections, this wine has a very expressive first nose with notes of violet and cherry. Rich in tannins, it remains delicate on the palate and suggests a good prospect of conservation for years to come.

    Rives d’Argens 2019

    AOP Minervois

    RED

    LOCATION. Overlooking the Canal du Midi, Chateau d’Argens is an impressive manor house situated at the heart of the village of the same name, which for a long time formed part of the Lordship of Sérame. Argens, originally known as Villa Arsegii (881), takes its name from the sandstone and clay soils (argilla in Latin) of the surrounding countryside which zere renowned for their fine quality. Today, the range of terroirs and grape varieties available allow us to offer subtle, complex, full – bodied wines.

    IN THE VINEYARD. The grape varieties assembled to make up this vintage are vinified with minimal use of additives.

    VINIFICATION. Harvested at full maturity, the different grape varieties are vinified seperately with a limited use of additives. Fermenting and extraction at around 27° to optimise the extraction of the tannins.

    VARIETALS. Grenache noir 40%, Syrah 30%, Mourvèdre 30%

    TASTING NOTES. A red color with a candied fruit nose and peppery notes which seamlessly blend. The attack is ample and harmonious with beautiful density. The long finish leaves a pleasant sensation of freshness.