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MOD1120PN
Modat
Ceci n'est pas une Limonade
2020
Cotes Catalanes
Certified Organic
Biodynamic farming
Wild yeasts
No Sulphur

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Cotes Catalan is possibly one of the most exciting and understated IGPs in the Languedoc and even in the whole of the South of France. Stretching from the base of the Pyrenees down to the Mediterranean coast it covers a range of Mediterranean terroirs surrounded by garrigue-covered hills and poor, dry soils. The hot climate, with low annual rainfall, ensures that the native varieties of Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Rousanne, Viogner and Carignan ripen with concentration and power, whilst a fresh breeze up from the Med and down from the mountains ensures freshness and acidity. In the best sites, old vines and schistous soils, produce intensely mineral, flavourful and powerful reds and whites unlike any others.

Domaine Modat is a modest 23 hectares of vines found in the commune of Cassagnes in the Agly Valley, 30km due west of Perpignan and 200-300m above sea level. Upon founding the estate in 2007, Philippe Modat has worked the vines organically (achieved certification in 2014) and biodynamically (not yet certified) and having moved back to working as a lawyer he has left it in the safe hands of his dynamic and hard working sons (all by the way under the age of 30). The vineyards themselves are composed predominantly of well drained Gneiss, in which are grown indigenous red and white Roussillon varieties - including 115-year-old Carignan. In the last 10 years they have built a modern carbon neutral winery and embraced biodynamic viticulture, working with restrained extraction, fermentation on wild yeasts and as little sulphur as possible.

Tasting note: Yellow apple, quince and lemon peel with a lightly flowral nose of buttercup and hay. Palate is well rounded and gently sparkling with a fine fizz. Pear and yellow apple notes dominate followed by a touch of spice, ginger and some lemon peel. Long, fresh and with lovely fresh mineral structure.
Winemaking Detail: Picked early for energy and tension. Co-fermentation initially takes place in old barrels, followed by fermentation finishing in the bottle. Ageing "sur-pointe" (upside down) for the lees to settle-down in the neck for disgorging, which takes place in July.
Features Apple Quince Yellow-flowers Dusty Textured

Features Apple, Dusty, Fresh, Quince, Textured, Yellow flowers,
Tasting note Yellow apple, quince and lemon peel with a lightly flowral nose of buttercup and hay. Palate is well rounded and gently sparkling with a fine fizz. Pear and yellow apple notes dominate followed by a touch of spice, ginger and some lemon peel. Long, fresh and with lovely fresh mineral structure.
Drink with
Calamari, Cheese, Ham,

Wine details

Country France
Region Cotes Catalanes
Producer Modat
Wine Name Ceci n'est pas une Limonade
Colour Pet Nat
Style Fresh & Floral
Vintage 2020
Main Grape Grenache Gris
Other Grapes 40% Macabeu; 20% Muscat
Size 7 x 75cl
Closure Cap
A.B.V. 11%
Production 400
Aging Bottle
Soil Gneiss; Granite
Time to drink Now - 2023
Winemaking Detail Picked early for energy and tension. Co-fermentation initially takes place in old barrels, followed by fermentation finishing in the bottle. Ageing "sur-pointe" (upside down) for the lees to settle-down in the neck for disgorging, which takes place in July.

MOD1120PN
Modat
Ceci n'est pas une Limonade
2020
Cotes Catalanes
Certified Organic
Biodynamic farming
Wild yeasts
No Sulphur

Cotes Catalan is possibly one of the most exciting and understated IGPs in the Languedoc and even in the whole of the South of France. Stretching from the base of the Pyrenees down to the Mediterranean coast it covers a range of Mediterranean terroirs surrounded by garrigue-covered hills and poor, dry soils. The hot climate, with low annual rainfall, ensures that the native varieties of Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Rousanne, Viogner and Carignan ripen with concentration and power, whilst a fresh breeze up from the Med and down from the mountains ensures freshness and acidity. In the best sites, old vines and schistous soils, produce intensely mineral, flavourful and powerful reds and whites unlike any others.

Domaine Modat is a modest 23 hectares of vines found in the commune of Cassagnes in the Agly Valley, 30km due west of Perpignan and 200-300m above sea level. Upon founding the estate in 2007, Philippe Modat has worked the vines organically (achieved certification in 2014) and biodynamically (not yet certified) and having moved back to working as a lawyer he has left it in the safe hands of his dynamic and hard working sons (all by the way under the age of 30). The vineyards themselves are composed predominantly of well drained Gneiss, in which are grown indigenous red and white Roussillon varieties - including 115-year-old Carignan. In the last 10 years they have built a modern carbon neutral winery and embraced biodynamic viticulture, working with restrained extraction, fermentation on wild yeasts and as little sulphur as possible.

Tasting note: Yellow apple, quince and lemon peel with a lightly flowral nose of buttercup and hay. Palate is well rounded and gently sparkling with a fine fizz. Pear and yellow apple notes dominate followed by a touch of spice, ginger and some lemon peel. Long, fresh and with lovely fresh mineral structure.
Winemaking Detail: Picked early for energy and tension. Co-fermentation initially takes place in old barrels, followed by fermentation finishing in the bottle. Ageing "sur-pointe" (upside down) for the lees to settle-down in the neck for disgorging, which takes place in July.
Features Apple Quince Yellow-flowers Dusty Textured

Features Apple, Dusty, Fresh, Quince, Textured, Yellow flowers,
Tasting note Yellow apple, quince and lemon peel with a lightly flowral nose of buttercup and hay. Palate is well rounded and gently sparkling with a fine fizz. Pear and yellow apple notes dominate followed by a touch of spice, ginger and some lemon peel. Long, fresh and with lovely fresh mineral structure.
Drink with
Calamari, Cheese, Ham,

Wine details

Country France
Region Cotes Catalanes
Producer Modat
Wine Name Ceci n'est pas une Limonade
Style Fresh & Floral
Vintage 2020
Main Grape Grenache Gris
Other Grapes 40% Macabeu; 20% Muscat
Size 7 x 75cl
Closure Cap
A.B.V. 11%
Production 400
Aging Bottle
Soil Gneiss; Granite
Time to drink Now - 2023
Winemaking Detail Picked early for energy and tension. Co-fermentation initially takes place in old barrels, followed by fermentation finishing in the bottle. Ageing "sur-pointe" (upside down) for the lees to settle-down in the neck for disgorging, which takes place in July.