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Cau Eden

(32 ratings)
A diversified terroir: out of the ordinary...

Our 4 hectares of vines are located in Calce, not far from Perpignan, in 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 of Calce. Harvesting is manual and in 12 kg crates. The soil is very varied geologically, with limestone, schists and marl. We have 22 countries...

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Our 4 hectares of vines are located in Calce, not far from Perpignan, in 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 of Calce. Harvesting is manual and in 12 kg crates. The soil is very varied geologically, with limestone, schists and marl.

We have 22 parcels sometimes joined together which we vinify in "parcel" and indigenous yeasts so that the terroir can be expressed in our wines. As a result, our micro vintages (never more than 1000 bottles) are very different from each other. Grass is controlled by cultivating the soil with a "Canadian" shallow plough and grassing is natural. No plant seedlings either in our country, the balance of the biotope is a fragile balance that must be respected and not jostled with a monoculture lawn. We are in "Vin de France" and we are not certified.

Our story

After years of frustration and the desire to become a winegrower, the hazards of life brought James and his family to the clay and limestone paths of Calce. Domaine Cau Eden started with plots of vines destined to be forgotten, and a 1905 Marmonier press redone for the 2011 harvest. The vinification is done in stainless steel tanks, which must be kept scrupulously clean, which allows us to use very little sulphites mainly just before the setting.

The parcels of vines are scattered throughout the town of Calce, the country of the Tramontane which blows mercilessly. Most of the old vines were waiting for the grubbing-up premium to be renewed. Thanks to the help of neighbouring winegrowers, donations of equipment the family was able to advance the estate! A way of working that expresses a certain tradition, expression of the terroir and the idea of wine!

Their three children run and play in our vineyards: no synthetic pesticides or herbicides are used, nothing that could make them sick or harm nature. Not to mention the wine drinkers and their dog Freddy!

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To be a winegrower? It is simply the most complete and beautiful job for me. It's sometimes hard and physically challenging, but we're never done learning, and meeting wonderful people. Working in an exceptional natural setting in Calce between the sea and the mountains, making the wines you want to drink is a privilege for me...

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