Cartagène

Cartagène

Bouteille Cartagene

Cartagène is a Mistelle or a liqueur wine typical to the Cévènnes region.

The assemblage of the eau-de- vie of the wine is done with the must of the grape to prevent alcoholic fermentation. This way, Cartagène preserves its sweetness and fruitiness.

It is composed of 75% must of old vine Syrah and 25% old wine eau-de-vie, 2 years old at least.

Like for a white wine, the must is clarified by racking before mixing.
Ageing it for 6 months in an old oak cask allows the development of a subtle and complex bouquet.
There is no added sulphur, fining or filtration at the time of bottling.

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Appearance

Light garnet.

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Bouquet

Reminiscent of cherry jam, quince pastry, dry fruits and wild rose.

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Palate

Dense and suave, it has notes of dried mango, persimmon and fresh fig.
A slightly acid finish that brings balance.

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Food pairing

Serve chilled as an aperitif, with chocolate and chestnut desserts. In the Cévennes, it is had with chestnuts by the fireplace.
The daring will even pair it with a soft parsley cheese.

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Ageing

The bottle once opened keeps for 3 months in the refrigerator.

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Available in 50 cl

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