Bota Nostra 100% Carinyana

Bota Nostra 100% Carinyana


Country: France

Region: Roussillon

Grapes: Carignan

Vintage: 2018

French Catalan Raymond Manchon’s family have been making wine in the Agly Valley for six generations. Though winemaking runs deep in this family, Raymond’s predecessors have always vinified either as a secondary source of income or in conjunction with another trade. Raymond’s winemaking formula is very simple. With a total of 18 hectares, he sells the lion’s share of his grapes to the local organic co-operative. His very oldest plots, with ancient vines between 80 and 110 years old, he keeps for his own Bota Nostra cuvées.

His Carinyana (Carignan) is very intense with an almost viscous texture and tremendous depth from the ancient vines. Expect concentrated blue and black fruit, herbal notes of the garrigue and a baked earth minerality.