In 2010, Julien Ditté and Olivier Cazenave pooled their savings and acquired three picture-perfect but tiny parcels of vines in Tresserre just 10 miles (16km) north of the Spanish border near Perpignan, France. Amistat (Catalan for 'friends') was born. Proud Catalan Julien shared a vision with Bordelais Olivier, who makes great Bordeaux at the Château de Bel in Arveyres. That vision was of careful hand-made, chemical-free cultivation and natural, small-scale wine-making. The resulting Amistat Blanc and Amistat Rouge are powerful wines that speak of the soil. Loosely classified as “natural” wines, the vines are not treated and the wines do not have any added sulfites.
50% Grenache Gris,
30% Grenache Blanc,
Floral, straw and sweet earth with a light touch of almond and honey. Fresh and vibrant with good zingy acidity and light phenolics. Powerfully structured yet delicate and refined. Stunning peachy fruit flavors with a smoky overtone and creaminess from the Slovenian oak. Don't serve it too cold - it has a layered complexity and some of the meaty character of a red wine.
100% Black Grenache
Fresh red fruit with a hint of spicy tartness. The attack is precise, clean and rich. The depth of the wine increases with the well rounded tannins defining its structure.