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Cadenette Rouge

Certified organic, crushed with maceration lasting about 10 days. Fermentation occurs naturally in stainless steel. Elevage takes place partly in epoxy lined concrete vats and partly in used tonneau for about a year. Lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling with minimal sulphur added.

Vignobles Dideron at Domaine de la Cadenette is a 60 hectare organically farmed estate in the beautiful Costières de Nîmes sub-region of the Rhone. Pierre Dideron’s father purchased the estate in 1962, following a long history in agriculture, cultivating oranges in Uruguay and vines in North Africa, where he is originally from. Cadenette refers to a braid worn on the side of the head, and during the age of Napolean, was both a sign of nobility and a means of protection. In those days it was not uncommon to be stabbed in the neck! The name, Cadenette, is an ode to a defining feature of the estate’s landscape. Fruit trees surround the farmhouse and their branches are gathered together by twisted ropes as a means for opening up the canopy to facilitate ripening. These ropes look like braids.

Winemaker: Pierre Dideron
Country: France
Region: Costières de Nîmes
Type: Red
Variety: Grenache, Syrah
Farming: Organic, Sustainable
Age of Vines: Planted 1970–2015
Production: 24,000 bottles
Soil: Clay base with galet stones and pebbles