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Modat
Le Petit Mod’Amour Rouge
2018
Cotes Catalanes
Certified Organic
Biodynamic
Wild yeasts
Low 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: Dark; sweet nose of fruits of the forest; currants; cocao nibs and a subtle hint of fresh coffee. The pallet is concentrated and silky but still fresh; with an immediate a wash of acidity giving way to cooked raspberry; rich strawberries and red plum and even some fresh leather. The tannins are super smooth and juicy with a lovely bitter; smokey note lingering at the end.
Winemaking Detail: 100% harvested in 12kg boxes, sorted at the vineyard. We only harvest in the morning in order to have fresh grapes, first load is pressed in the morning. Second load is stored in a refrigerated container to be pressed very early in the morning (3-4am). The pressing is only done with whole grapes, and with long pressuring time (about 6 hours). Then debourbage by cold for 24-48 hours, and fermentation in thermo-regulated stainless-steel tanks.
Features Forest-fruits Plum Coffee Silky Juicy

Features Coffee, Concentrated, Forest fruits, Juicy, Plum, Silky,
Tasting note Dark, sweet nose of fruits of the forest, currants, cocao nibs and a subtle hint of fresh coffee. The pallet is concentrated and silky but still fresh, with an immediate a wash of acidity giving way to cooked raspberry, rich strawberries and red plum and even some fresh leather. The tannins are super smooth and juicy with a lovely bitter, smokey note lingering at the end.
Drink with
Brie, Ragu, Stew,

Wine details

Country France
Region Cotes Catalanes
Producer Modat
Wine Name Le Petit Mod’Amour Rouge
Colour Red
Style Juicy & Ripe
Vintage 2018
Main Grape Syrah
Other Grapes 30% Grenache; 30% Carignan
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 14%
Production 19000
Aging Stainless steel
Soil Gneiss
Time to drink Now - 2024
Winemaking Detail 100% harvested in 12kg boxes, sorted at the vineyard. We only harvest in the morning in order to have fresh grapes, first load is pressed in the morning. Second load is stored in a refrigerated container to be pressed very early in the morning (3-4am). The pressing is only done with whole grapes, and with long pressuring time (about 6 hours). Then debourbage by cold for 24-48 hours, and fermentation in thermo-regulated stainless-steel tanks.

zzzMOD0518RW
Modat
Le Petit Mod’Amour Rouge
2018
Cotes Catalanes
Certified Organic
Biodynamic
Wild yeasts
Low 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: Dark; sweet nose of fruits of the forest; currants; cocao nibs and a subtle hint of fresh coffee. The pallet is concentrated and silky but still fresh; with an immediate a wash of acidity giving way to cooked raspberry; rich strawberries and red plum and even some fresh leather. The tannins are super smooth and juicy with a lovely bitter; smokey note lingering at the end.
Winemaking Detail: 100% harvested in 12kg boxes, sorted at the vineyard. We only harvest in the morning in order to have fresh grapes, first load is pressed in the morning. Second load is stored in a refrigerated container to be pressed very early in the morning (3-4am). The pressing is only done with whole grapes, and with long pressuring time (about 6 hours). Then debourbage by cold for 24-48 hours, and fermentation in thermo-regulated stainless-steel tanks.
Features Forest-fruits Plum Coffee Silky Juicy

Features Coffee, Concentrated, Forest fruits, Juicy, Plum, Silky,
Tasting note Dark, sweet nose of fruits of the forest, currants, cocao nibs and a subtle hint of fresh coffee. The pallet is concentrated and silky but still fresh, with an immediate a wash of acidity giving way to cooked raspberry, rich strawberries and red plum and even some fresh leather. The tannins are super smooth and juicy with a lovely bitter, smokey note lingering at the end.
Drink with
Brie, Ragu, Stew,

Wine details

Country France
Region Cotes Catalanes
Producer Modat
Wine Name Le Petit Mod’Amour Rouge
Style Juicy & Ripe
Vintage 2018
Main Grape Syrah
Other Grapes 30% Grenache; 30% Carignan
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 14%
Production 19000
Aging Stainless steel
Soil Gneiss
Time to drink Now - 2024
Winemaking Detail 100% harvested in 12kg boxes, sorted at the vineyard. We only harvest in the morning in order to have fresh grapes, first load is pressed in the morning. Second load is stored in a refrigerated container to be pressed very early in the morning (3-4am). The pressing is only done with whole grapes, and with long pressuring time (about 6 hours). Then debourbage by cold for 24-48 hours, and fermentation in thermo-regulated stainless-steel tanks.