Domaine Caihlol Gautran is a family estate , Nicolas and Olivia are the 4th generation , most of the vineyard is located on the plateau of the "Haut -Minervois" on the beautiful limestone plateau of Cazelles ( Cazelles terroir ) in the middle of the scrubland .
They have made significant investments in environmental protection and today the sustainable viticulture is their philosophy.
The vineyard is entirely classified as AOC Minervois
The cellar work is summed up by a simple winemaking and long maceration process. Maturation of the wines is made in vats, barrels , jars ( sulfite -free wine), and bottles.
VILLA LUCIA – AOP Minervois
Blend of Syrah, Grenache & Carignan. Syrah is dominant.
Maturation : Part of the wine is matured in vat and the rest is aged in oak barrels. Blending is performed just before bottling.
TASTING NOTES :
APPEARANCE : Deep ruby color
NOSE : Very aromatic.The oak brings a higher intensity. Aromas of candied fruits and blackberry jam will evolve into old leather when aging.
PALATE : Full body wine with soft tannins. Mouth is round and well balanced. Flavors of sherry, spices and hints of chocolate. The melted tannins coat the mouth is a long finish.
CARETAL– AOP Minervois
Blend of Syrah, Grenache & Carignan. Mainly Grenache and Syrah.
4 to 5 weeks of maceration, the daily pumping over allows a soft extraction
Matured 18 to 24 months in vats.
TASTING NOTES :
APPEARANCE : Deep red sherry
NOSE : Pretty complex with aromas of raspberries , blackberries and garrigue
PALATE : Easy drinking full body wine with structured tannins coating the mouth. Finish is dominated by the syrah with blackcurrant and spices. Long and elegant.