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Princess and The Bear

2016 Comme Avant
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
65% Carignan, 20% Grenache, 15% Syrah
Appellation
AOP Cotes du Roussillon Village
Alcohol %
14.5

Domaine Modat
2016 Comme Avant

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This organic blend of Carignan, Grenache and Syrah bewitches even before the first sip with its gorgeous, garnet color. Pure pleasure follows with aromas of black fruit, earth and flint. A silky mouthfeel and a fresh, spicy palate complement the elegant tannins.  

This gourmet cuvée pairs well with wood-fired grilled steak, browned sausage and vegetables or with cold cuts. 

Domaine: Domaine Modat
Appellation: AOP Côtes du Roussillon - Caramany Villages 
Cuvée: 2016 Comme Avant
Blend:  65% Carignan, 20% Grenache, 15% Syrah

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
65% Carignan, 20% Grenache, 15% Syrah
Appellation
AOP Cotes du Roussillon Village
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Domaine Modat’s 23 hectares of vines are located in the commune of Cassagnes, in the prized Agly Valley near Perpignan. Domaine Modat officially converted to organic agriculture in March 2011 and is in the process of converting the vineyard to biodynamic production. Instead of using herbicides, the soil is worked and plowed to encourage the natural processes of breakdown and regeneration. The domaine’s respect for the environment is also reflected in the practice of the “minimal interference” farming method. The soil is mostly white, gray and red gneiss (granitic sand) over a base of fractured granitic rock, an ideal terroir for elegant wines. The well-drained soil gives the red wines fine, silky tannins, a light structure and great freshness. The terroir is also well-suited for the grape varieties used to make quality dry white wines.
Production Notes
The grapes are hand-picked at peak maturity after daily tasting and analysis of the phenolic ripeness. Grapes are sorted in the vineyard and on a sorting table at the cellar. The grapes are then subjected to cold pre-fermentation maceration for 24 hours to extract the fruit followed by gentle pressing. 20% of the wine is aged in new oak barrels for 16 months which gives Comme Avant its velvety texture. The rest of the wine is aged in stainless steel vats for 15 months.
Winemaker Notes
Domaine Modat represents a return to winemaker Philippe Modat’s Catalan roots, where his grandfather once owned vineyards. While studying law in Bordeaux, Philippe developed a passion for wine that started him on a journey to founding his own domaine. In 2007, he and his father purchased land and vines in Cassagnes village in the heart of the Roussillon. In September 2008, they built a modern winery using eco-friendly organic materials equipped with thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks and new oak barrels.
Food Pairing Notes
This gourmet cuvée pairs well with wood fired grilled steak, browned sausage and vegetables or with cold cuts.
Other Notes
Ageability: Drink now or keep until 2024.