* FREE DELIVERY over £100 | Order by Tues 6PM for same week delivery *


Trade
Shop


Alex Percy
The Modest Merchant
London, E2


07865079876
@modestmerchant
hello@themodestmerchant.com


MOD0818RW
Modat
Le Plus Joli
2018
Cotes Catalanes
Certified Organic
Biodynamic farming
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur

Regular price £53.45

Tax included.
Make a trade enquiry

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: Tasting note coming soon!
Winemaking Detail: Selection of their 3 best barrels from over 60 blind tasted. Grapes are hand-harvested at full phenolic maturity into 12kg boxes, passing over a sorting table to remove debris and dry grains. Transferred into 25hl tanks, for a short cold pre-fermentation maceration, followed by fermentation and a long maceration for silky tannins in thermo-regulated vats (20 to 25 days), with light punch-downs. 18 months aging in French oak barrels.
Features

Features Features:,
Tasting note Tasting note coming soon!
Drink with
Drink with:,

Wine details

Country France
Region Cotes Catalanes
Producer Modat
Wine Name Le Plus Joli
Colour Red
Style Rich & Full bodied
Vintage 2018
Main Grape Syrah
Other Grapes
Size 7 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 14.5
Production 2000
Aging 18 months Oak
Soil Gneiss
Time to drink
Winemaking Detail Selection of their 3 best barrels from over 60 blind tasted. Grapes are hand-harvested at full phenolic maturity into 12kg boxes, passing over a sorting table to remove debris and dry grains. Transferred into 25hl tanks, for a short cold pre-fermentation maceration, followed by fermentation and a long maceration for silky tannins in thermo-regulated vats (20 to 25 days), with light punch-downs. 18 months aging in French oak barrels.

MOD0818RW
Modat
Le Plus Joli
2018
Cotes Catalanes
Certified Organic
Biodynamic farming
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: Tasting note coming soon!
Winemaking Detail: Selection of their 3 best barrels from over 60 blind tasted. Grapes are hand-harvested at full phenolic maturity into 12kg boxes, passing over a sorting table to remove debris and dry grains. Transferred into 25hl tanks, for a short cold pre-fermentation maceration, followed by fermentation and a long maceration for silky tannins in thermo-regulated vats (20 to 25 days), with light punch-downs. 18 months aging in French oak barrels.
Features

Features Features:,
Tasting note Tasting note coming soon!
Drink with
Drink with:,

Wine details

Country France
Region Cotes Catalanes
Producer Modat
Wine Name Le Plus Joli
Style Rich & Full bodied
Vintage 2018
Main Grape Syrah
Other Grapes
Size 7 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 14.5
Production 2000
Aging 18 months Oak
Soil Gneiss
Time to drink
Winemaking Detail Selection of their 3 best barrels from over 60 blind tasted. Grapes are hand-harvested at full phenolic maturity into 12kg boxes, passing over a sorting table to remove debris and dry grains. Transferred into 25hl tanks, for a short cold pre-fermentation maceration, followed by fermentation and a long maceration for silky tannins in thermo-regulated vats (20 to 25 days), with light punch-downs. 18 months aging in French oak barrels.