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Lanterne Magique Old Vine Carignan

Certified organic. Hand harvest. De-stemmed and fermented in vat with indigenous yeasts, a temperature controlled maceration lasts approximately 20+ days, followed by gentle pressing. Maturation in vat, and blended after 5 rackings, to allow for minimal filtration prior to bottling. Minimal SO2.

The domaine consists of 30 hectares of organically farmed vineyards located at an altitude of 300 m. Christopher Spencer’s vision is executed by Sébastien Bonneaud, who runs the estate. The favorable microclimate and light touch in the cellar allow for a genuine expression of the region in the finished wine. The style of the estate is wines that are lighter, fresher, and highly mineral. Seb has a massive passion for Carignan, a grape he believes is under-valued and has tremendous unmet potential. The label is an apt representation of Sébastien: always with a black beret and glass in hand!

Winemaker: Sébastien Bonneaud
Country: France
Region: Corbieres, Languedoc
Type: Red
Variety: Carignan
Farming: Organic, Sustainable
Age of Vines: Planted around 1920
Production: 24,000 bottles
Soil: Clay and limestone mixed with Aeolian sand