REGION: Trouillas, Roussillon
GRAPE: Grenache Blanc, Gris, and Noir, Macabeu, Syrah, Mourvèdre, and the grape pomace from the muscat in Tir à Blanc
AGE OF VINES: Varied, average 40 years old
SOIL: Granitic sand, clay-limestone, gravel
VINIFICATION: The white and grey grapes are foot crushed and macerated with the muscat pomace from Tir à Blanc. The red grapes are then integrated on top of the cuve and the maceration continues for 5 hours until the rosé de saignee is slowly drawn out.
ÉLEVAGE: 3 months in inox
An ode to spring, Canta Manana is nostalgic, optimistic, and the epitome of pleasure. Alain Castex has been making rosé from the saignée method for decades. The delicate yet incredibly expressive floral aromatics are met with just ripe berry fruit, blood orange zest and sea salt. In true Castex style, the wine is jam-packed with energy and freshness. Tiny quantities and a coup de coeur in every vintage.