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A la fleur de l'âge - 2019 - Alain Castex

A spectacular nose with notes of exotic fruits, citrus fruits, pear and elderflowers. Palate: great purity (as you’d expect from Castex), an intense and luscious wine, with a long, mineralesque finish. One of our favourites.

75 cl
Original features
Vin de France
Degree of alcohol
13 %
To drink from
2020 to 2025

VAT included

A blend of Macabeu, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris and Bourboulenc from vines farmed organically and planted on sandy and kaolin clay. Very low yields, with each vine individually pampered – don't forget this is Alain Castex after all! Vinification: only the first juice from the direct pressing (none of the final press juice, so very qualitative), then fermentation in 220-litre amphorae, and 9 months of maturation on lees in amphorae. Bottled when the moon was right in May 2020, without fining or filtration, and no sulphur.

Alain Castex

Alain Castex

Alain Castex, an iconic figure in the region of Banyuls and Roussillon, produces wines of another era. He refuses to use any oenological additives. Producing in small volumes, his wines have always been ultra-confidential, at most 5000 bottles in the biggest years. Such is the fruit of this impassioned winemaker’s labours, this uncompromising and extremely meticulous man. Le Casot des...

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