Domaine de Cambis
The wine takes its name from the local vine plot. In Occitan (an old southern language) “Caudo” means warm and “Mato” means bush or garrigue. It’s named like this because this south facing very old vine (80 years old) is located in the middle of the garrigue at 350 meters of altitude and during summer the temperatures can easily reach 40°C. In the area you have more chances to come across a wild boar than a human due to its isolation and wilderness which combined both perfectly represent the local environment: basically a dry soil composed of brown schist’s, a lot of sun, the nature and its wild flowers and some very old vines.
The wine is a blend of Carignan (50%), Grenache (30%) and Syrah (20%) with the break down changing according to the vintage features. The three varieties are vinified and processed together respecting the low yields soil’s nature which never exceeds 30 hl/ha. Fermented and aged in concrete vats.
2014 vintage has been rated by Wine Enthusiast 88pts: “Upfront scents of woodspice and toasted oak coat the ripe cherry and blueberry fruit on the nose, with additional hints of pepper and cured meat. The plush, slightly velvety mouthfeel offers medium tannins and fruit-skin flavors of cherry and plum. The spice comes around full-circle on the medium-length finish”.