Producer wine
La Cave Apicole

COUNTRY :
France

REGION :
Occitanie

PRODUCTION :


Sylvain Respaut and Olivier Cros

Lost up high in the Pyrenées mountains near Perpignan, a place called Fenouillèdes in the village of Caramany (Pyrénées-Orientales), the honey bee farm was created in 2007 with 200 hives. Since 2009, the farm has transitioned to organic and in 2011 they started producing grapes on 4 hectares in the town of Montner. The vineyards are certified AB (organic agriculture) and vinification is done naturally, fermenting with indigenous yeasts without any oenological chemicals added, save for minimal sulfur additions.

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CUVÉES
Wine

“Carbo Culte”

Region: Occitanie
Grape: Lledoner Pelut, Grenache Noir, Carignan, Mourvèdre, Syrah
Vineyard Size:
Soil: alluvium, schist
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in barrels with indigenous yeasts, carbonic maceration
Aging: in barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

Wine

“Plein Les Ceps”

Region: Occitanie
Grape: Grenache Noir
Vineyard Size:
Soil: alluvium, schist
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in barrels with indigenous yeasts, carbonic maceration
Aging: in barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

Wine

“Ça Plane Pour Toi”

Region: Occitanie
Grape: Carignan, Syrah
Vineyard Size:
Soil: black schist
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in barrels with indigenous yeasts, carbonic maceration
Aging: in barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

Wine

“Java”

Region: Occitanie
Grape: Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, Muscat d’Alexandrie
Vineyard Size:
Soil: mica, schist
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, spontaneous fermentation in barrels with indigenous yeasts, carbonic maceration
Aging: in barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal