The Cigalus estate benefits from a warm and sunny Mediterranean climate (of a semi-arid type with a temperate springtime variation), allowing for an advanced ripening of all the grape varieties. The estate is cultivated in Biodynamic agriculture. The aridity of this climate (low rainfall) is compensated for by deep soils (sediments deposited by the Aussou, the stream that delimits the property), which stores winter rainfall longer, but whose fertility is limited by the presence in the subsoil of a slightly calcareous sandstone dating from the Campanian period (secondary era, before the emergence of the Pyrenees).
Since the autumn of 2002, part of the vineyard has been run using biodynamic methods. In order to achieve this result, we make sure to respect 2 fundamental principles: yield control (25hl/ha): vines over 15 years old, no mineral nitrogenous fertilization, short pruning in cordon de Royat, green harvesting; and optimal maturity: perfect sanitary state (sorting of grapes if necessary), classic maturity control (doubled by analyses on polyphenols), daily tasting of the berries from each plot to trigger the harvest. The wines are put into new 225L barrels after the end of the alcoholic fermentation and before the malolactic fermentation, racking and blending. A selection of coopers is made in order to adapt the choice of wood origins and the type of toasting to each vintage. The wine is kept for a minimum of 1 year in the bottle before it is marketed.
Intense ruby colour with a mahogany hue. The bouquet shouts concentrated, very ripe black fruit, grilled spice and toasted oak. The palate is lush and opulent with velvety tannins. The aromas of black fruit -blackberries, black cherries and plums – reappear with a complex empyreumatic web leading into mint. The finish is long with a perfect balance.
Food and Wine Pairing
Serve at 16°C, perfect with roasted red meat, poultry “en sauce” or ripened cheeses
The parcel has just arrived! Thanks again, it was great doing business with you. Everything was very well packed. I will come back to you when my current stock is finished.
All the best
Julian, Your Content Goes Here
This is my first order of wine with this company and I am pleasantly surprised by their attention to customers. This company has “Customer First” as a mindset and there is no need to highlight that I appreciate this highly. Keep it up, guys!
Jack Detiger, Your Content Goes Here
Marvellous service, perfect recommendations, superb on price! I won’t buy wine from anywhere else
Was amazing! All of the wines. Thank you again for everything and for your help in making our trip so memorable 🙂
Danielle Rosen, Hen Party Organiser
All the 600+ bottles of wine you generously donated to StreetLife have now been “sold” and all moneies received via donations. As a result you have helped us raise €915.00 for our Animal Sterilisation Programme – we are overwhelmed by the response.
Graeme & Linda, StreetLife
Empresa 5 estrelas, excelentes profissionais, educados e muito criativos. Obrigada a Sara e ao André pelo profissionalismo de hoje e de sempre!
Carolina Lã Azedo
Really great service and an excellent range of wines from different countries. Try the Prime experience, you will not be disappointed.
Amazing variety of wines from all over the place. Bill and his wife are top notch. Stop by and see them!
Dear Bill, Thanks for supporting ACCAKIDS. Your auction prizes really contribute to our bottom line at fundraising events. Wishing you continued success on behalf of ACCAKIDS.
Wanda Crawford, ACCAKIDS
On behalf of AFPOP EA thank you for a great wine tasting. Some interesting wines and ports… some of the ports surprised me as I’m not necessarily a port drinker. Rita was excellent… very easy to listen to and the wines were very easy to drink! Your team were fabulous… nibbles great… overall a successful wine tasting event. Once again, thank you and I’m sure we will see you again soon.
Linda, Eastern Algarve Events Organiser
Hi Bill, Just a short note to say that with your support, we raised over €100,000 for 4 charities last Wednesday.
Thank you for you generosity , we appreciate it.