De Mena L'Arc en Ciel Rouge
Regular price $35.00
Winemaker: Sébastien Aglet
Appellation: Roussillon, France
Grape Varieties: Carignan, Grenache, Syrah
The gangs all here, just not in the order you would think! Usually the back-burner blending grape, here Carignan gets to be the star! Aromas of red fruits, baking spice, cured meats and a palate to match. This wine is killer with food!
De Mena [de MƸnƏ] is a Catalan term that means "by nature", indeed it is by nature that Sébastien Agelet crafts the beautiful wines of Domaine De Mena. Grape growing has a long tradition in Sébastien’s family, his Great Grandfather, Grandfather, and Father have all worked the rugged vineyards around Paziols in the heart of the Pyrenees Mountains. It is with this family tradition in mind, along with a desire to create a legacy of his own that Sébastien decided to pull his family vineyards out of the local co-op and follow his own path, the path of nature, and thus De Mena was born.
Each varietal was fermented separately in tank with native yeast before being blended and allowed to come together in tank for 6 months before bottling with minimal Sulphur.
Now only a couple of vintages in De Mena is creating some of the most exciting and talked about natural wines in all of France.