Domaine de L’Ostal - Estibals
Domaine de l'Ostal (Famille JM Cazes) - AOC Minervois
Red,AOC Minervois
65% Syrah, 25% Grenache, 10% Carignan, 5% Mourvèdre
history
In a protected environment, among green oaks and cypress trees, the region has everything it takes to make great wines. In 2002, Jean-Michel Cazes created an estate of 150 ha of which 60 ha are planted with vines and 25 ha with olive trees, on the slopes of the «Petit Causse». The estate then underwent complete restructuring: drainage works and planting the varietals according to the potential and type of terroir in each parcel. In the ancient language of Oc, «ostal» denotes both the family group and the house where they live.
Vineyard
Vineyard planted on the hillside on a homogeneous plot thanks to its South-facing exposure. Soil made up of a mosaic of shallow marly surfaces over chalky sandstone.
Winemaking
One week’s fermentation and 20-23 days’ maceration. Regular remontage and extraction appropriate to the potential of each vat. 30% of the syrah are aging 12 months in French oak barrels.
Tasting notes
Estibals 2018 is a voluptuous and gourmet wine... This vintage has a beautiful bright and intense color, with red highlights that suggests how crispy is this cuvée.The bouquet is full of fresh and sweet red fruits : intense and velvet. On the palate, the grain of tannins is fine, the structure is smooth and the wine gently coats the palate to reveal all the deliciously fragranced aromas. Definitely a pleasure wine!
Food pairing
Aperitif: fine charcuterie & cheeseSummer: grilled meats and saladsWinter: oxtail with chestnuts.
Aging potential
Grape varieties
65% Syrah, 25% Grenache, 10% Carignan, 5% Mourvèdre
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