Clos Des Vins d’Amour
Roussillon, 0,Côtes Catalanes,Côtes du Roussillon,Maury,Vin de France
A family vineyard since 1860, the Clos des vins d'Amour is run by the Dornier family and extends over a wide area...
Between sea and mountains, the Madeloc estate extends over 16 hectares of hillsides. The landscape of the...
Roussillon, Côtes du Roussillon,Côtes Catalanes,Côtes du Roussillon Les Aspres,Muscat de Rivesaltes,Rivesaltes,0,Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Between the sea and the mountains, Jean-Marc and Éliane Lafage have used their oenological skills to...
Roussillon, Côtes du Roussillon Villages Caramany,Côtes du Roussillon,Côtes Catalanes,Vin de France
The Modats produce wines with a poetic sound and full of poetry! Located on a plateau...
Domaine de l'Horizon
Roussillon, Côtes Catalanes
14 ha in Calce which dominates the Mediterranean and 3 ha in Caudiès des Fenouilledes in the...
The Cau Eden estate is located between the sea and the mountains, in Calce in the Roussillon. James and his family do not want to overexploit their vineyards. They therefore manage their four hectares of vineyards in agricu...Lire plus Learn more
The Cau Eden estate is located between the sea and the mountains, in Calce in the Roussillon. James and his family do not want to overexploit their vineyards. They manage their four hectares in organic agriculture, without using any pesticides. Everything is done by hand, from harvesting to bottling to printing and gluing the labels. They only work on small yields and produce natural wines in very small quantities: only 1000 bottles per vintage!
Our 4 hectares of vineyards are located in Calce, not far from Perpignan, in the Roussillon. And our vines are 40 to 90 years old, on hillsides, with very small yields of 8 to 15 hectares, which is quite typical for Calce. The grapes are harvested by hand and in 12 kg crates. The soil is very varied geologically, limestone, schist, marl. We have 22 plots of land, some of which are adjacent to each other, which we vinify in "parcellaire" and with indigenous yeasts so that the terroir can express itself in our wines. Consequently, our micro-cuvées (never more than 1000 bottles) are very different from each other. Grass is controlled by cultivating the soil with a shallow "Canadian" plow and weeding is natural. We do not sow any plants either, the balance of the biotope is a fragile one that must be respected and not disturbed with a monoculture lawn. We are in "Vin de France" and we are not certified.
After years of frustration and the desire to become a winemaker, the fortunes of life brought James and his family to the clay-limestone trails of Calce. Domaine Cau Eden began with plots of vines destined to be forgotten, and a 1905 Marmonier press refurbished for the 2011 harvest. The vinification is done in stainless steel tanks, which we must keep scrupulously clean, which allows us to use very little sulfites mainly just before the setting. The vineyards are scattered throughout the commune of Calce, the land of the Tramontane, which blows without mercy. Most of the old vines were waiting for the uprooting premium to be renewed. Thanks to the help of neighboring winegrowers and donations of equipment, the family was able to move the estate forward! Their three children run and play in our vineyards: no pesticides or synthetic weed killers are used, nothing that could make them sick or harm nature. Not to mention the wine drinkers and their dog Freddy!
Being a winemaker? It is simply the most complete and beautiful job for me. It is sometimes hard and physically demanding but you never finish learning and meeting wonderful people. To work in an exceptional nature in Calce between sea and mountain, making the wines you want to drink is a privilege for me...