Written By Treve Ring Libations / Red Wine Apr 18, 2010 Château de Caraguilhes Domaine de L’Olivette Red 2006 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestVin de Pays des Côteaux de la Cabrerisse, Corbières, France $20-23Though winemaking has been around for thousands of years and is a very natural and organic process, modern winemaking is anything but. From the pesticides in the farming, to the gas to run the tractor, to the manufacture of the glass bottles, to the global shipping engine, the wine on your table costs a lot more than the monetary price you paid for it at the store.To be honest, it’s generally not something I think too much about. But as Earth Day is here (April 22) I find myself reflecting on my wine choices. There are many ways to go ‘green’ with your wine selections: buy locally produced wine that doesn’t travel great distances, support producers that utilize organic practices, try wine in eco-friendly packaging – there are a few options you can easily slip into your life.Château de Caraguilhes is ECOCERT designated (www.ecocert.com), ensuring that all grapes grown are completely organic. No pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers were used in these vineyards – Ch. De Caraguilhes is the largest organic vineyard in the Corbières region. Instead they utilize natural pest and weed control, along with polyculture practices. This method of planting numerous plants other than vines in and around the vineyard improves biodiversity and healthy, self-sustaining vineyards.Ok – all that is great and dandy – but what does it mean in your glass? Let me put it this way – you can happily celebrate the earth year round with this wine. A blend of Merlot (50%), Grenache (25%) and Syrah (25%), this humble Vin de Pays has concentrated aromas of cherry and spice, juicy flavours of plum and cherry, and spicy dark violet notes. There is a cool hint of light mint in this soft, mouth filling wine, and bright acid and juicy fruit though to the finish. This is a great wine for roasted poultry (free range of course).* In the 12th Century, the monks of the Cistercian Order undertook the task of developing viniculture in the Corbières region. Recognizing the ideal grape growing conditions here, the hard working monks’ agricultural domains became very prosperous. One of these domains was the lands of Caraguilhes – an area of 600 unbroken hectares that has remained intact to this day.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) FranceRed WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.