Crushed & Cured

Camí del Drac, Carignan Blanc, Vielles Vignes, Vin de France, France, 2022


Expressive, floral and vibrant. Citrus fruit flavours combine with a subtle herbal twist and minerality through to the finish.

Grapes are hand-picked late into the harvest, a month later than other white varieties of the Roussillon. A very long and slow fermentation with lengthy lees contact without stirring. Malolactic fermentation. No fining. In the words of the winemaker, ‘this is a wild wine, made in a shed in the hills of the Roussillon.’

This Carignan Blanc vineyard is planted in the village of Tarerach at 550m altitude on granitic sand soils. Rooted between the high peaks of the Pyrenees and the flats of the Vallée de la Têt that meet the sea, the specific block of vines face the Dragon Roc, a natural rock formation atop the Crête de Serrabonne.

Country: France 

Region: Vin de France 

Vintage: 2022

Grape Variety: Carignan Blanc 

ABV: 12.5%

Size: 750ml 

Producer: Terres Fidèles