Blanc Du Casot 2016
Wine Maker Le Casot des Mailloles
Region Roussillon, France
Grape Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, Viognier
Le Casot des Mailloles
A casot is a stone shelter, many of which can be found around the exposed region of Banyuls. It’s in these casots that vineyard workers take refuge from the heat, wind and rain – the same elements that work so well for the wines produced here.
Le Casot De Mailloles is one of the smallest vineyards in Banyuls, and was made famous by Alain Castex and Ghislaine Magnier, who first bought the four-hectare plot in the 1990s, producing the wine in an old Citroen garage. The honour has now been passed on by them to Jordi Perez, with 2015 being the first vintage he produced himself. Words by Dynamic Vines