Black cherries, roasted chestnuts, marjoram, and dark chocolate in the nose prepare you for a rich, diverse spread of black fruit, herbs, toasted nuts, espresso, chocolate, and peat. Amazingly rich.
The vineyards of La Petite Cassagne, which have been worked organically for years and are now in the conversion phase for an official certification, are in the area known as Saint Gilles. The combination of drastic diurnal temperature shifts, vigorous winds, and a soil of alluvial stones gives impeccably balanced wines, and Diane de Puymorin is campaigning to have this unique terroir recognized with cru status.
At Domaine de la Petite Cassagne, sustainability is a comprehensive ethic that is infused into the vineyards, cellars and even shipping. She is one of the rare producers to be carbon neutral; she powers her winery entirely with solar energy and uses recyclable packaging and water-based inks on bottles and boxes.