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La Cave Apicole

Sylvain Respaut & Olivier Cros

17 52 8025 KM

La Cave Apicole

Welcome to La Cave Apicole From beekeeper to apiquerons... It was as a beekeeper that Sylvain Respaut first settled in the Agly valley in 2007. alive, is a click: "That's what I want to do!", we hear him say. Sylvain took over a few hectares of old vines on the hillside which he converted to organic farming. After a few years spent learning, borrowing advice and materials, feeding on mutual aid and exchanges, he joined forces one fine morning with Olivier Cros, son of a winegrower dreaming of another way of making grapes, make wine. The two beekeeper-winemaker friends are reinventing the profession baptized by one of their children "apiqueron". The Beekeeping Cellar was born, it produces fruity and light natural wines, natural mead, wild flower honeys and we don't just drink water! It is in the old cooperative cellar of the village of Montner (Pyrénées-Orientales - 66), in this pretty setting that is the terroir of Fenouillèdes, that these two enthusiasts settle. Our wines The Cave Apicole is first of all a wine estate where the cultivation of vines has been done since 2011 in organic farming. The soil, the environment, but also the women, the earthworms and the men who work there, are respected: no weed killers, no pesticides, no fertilizers or other synthetic products. We favor compost, the addition of organic plant matter. The quality grapes are picked ripe by hand. The vinification uses natural processes with a minimum of possible interventions and inputs: the fermentation of the juice is obtained thanks to the indigenous yeasts and bacteria present naturally in the grapes, the equipment or the environment of the cellar. No addition of oenological pharmacopoeias, no fining, no filtration and no or little sulphite (sulphur dioxide or SO²). The beverages obtained are small treasures of taste and freshness that you must consume with... whoever you want. The vintages: JAVA: White. Blend of Muscat petit grain in direct pressing and Muscat d'Alexandrie in carbonic maceration. Plots cultivated on mica schists. Tangerine: White. Chardonnay and Sauvignon on clay-limestone. Direct pressing. Zumo: White. Centennial Grenache Gris and Macabeu on schist hillsides. Direct pressing. Aged for 6 months in old Champagne barrels. PINK is not RED: Rosé. On black schist, an old, a young, the effusive meeting of a century-old Carignan and a young Syrah... in direct pressing. Full Les Ceps: Red. 100% Grenache noir in carbonic maceration of plots on schistous alluvium. CARBO CULT: Red. Lledoner pelut, Grenache noir, Carignan, Mourvèdre and Syrah in carbonic maceration. It's Hovering For You: Red. Carignan and Syrah on black shales, in carbonic maceration. GORGORLOU: Red, Carignan destemmed then vatted for 3 weeks. Infusion of the grapes with some light pumping over. Century-old plots on schistose hillsides surrounded by Mediterranean maquis. HOBO: Red. The first of the domain. A blend of some of the fruitiest juices of the vintage, most often Grenache, Syrah and Muscat.

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Wines at La Cave Apicole

White Wines

Java (label before 2016) - La Cave Apicole - sylvain-respaut-olivier-cros
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Java (Label Before 2016)
Muscat
Vin de France
Tangerine (label before 2016) - La Cave Apicole - sylvain-respaut-olivier-cros
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Tangerine (Label Before 2016)
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
Vin de France
Zumo (label before 2016) - La Cave Apicole - sylvain-respaut-olivier-cros
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Zumo (Label Before 2016)
Grenache Gris
Vin de France
Java (label after 2016) - La Cave Apicole - sylvain-respaut-olivier-cros
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Java (Label After 2016)
Muscat
Vin de France
Tangerine (label after 2016) - La Cave Apicole - sylvain-respaut-olivier-cros
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Tangerine (Label After 2016)
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
Vin de France
Zumo (label after 2016) - La Cave Apicole - sylvain-respaut-olivier-cros
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Zumo (Label After 2016)
Grenache Gris
Vin de France
Ca Plane pour Toi - La Cave Apicole - sylvain-respaut-olivier-cros
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Ca Plane Pour Toi
Syrah, Carignan
Vin de France
Carbo Culte (label before 2016) - La Cave Apicole - sylvain-respaut-olivier-cros
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Carbo Culte (Label Before 2016)
Lledoner Pellut, Mourvèdre
Vin de France
Gorgorlou (label before 2016) - La Cave Apicole - sylvain-respaut-olivier-cros
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Gorgorlou (Label Before 2016)
Grenache Noir, Carignan
Vin de France
Plein les Ceps (label before 2016) - La Cave Apicole - sylvain-respaut-olivier-cros
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Plein Les Ceps (Label Before 2016)
Grenache Noir, Syrah
Vin de France
Hobo - La Cave Apicole - sylvain-respaut-olivier-cros
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Hobo
Carignan, Grenache, Syrah, Lledoner Pelut
Vin de France

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Carbo Culte (label after 2016) - La Cave Apicole - sylvain-respaut-olivier-cros
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Carbo Culte (Label After 2016)
Lledoner Pellut, Mourvèdre
Vin de France
Gorgorlou (label after 2016) - La Cave Apicole - sylvain-respaut-olivier-cros
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Gorgorlou (Label After 2016)
Grenache Noir, Carignan
Vin de France
Plein les Ceps (label after 2016) - La Cave Apicole - sylvain-respaut-olivier-cros
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Plein Les Ceps (Label After 2016)
Grenache Noir, Syrah
Vin de France

Rosé Wines

Pink is not Red (label before 2016) - La Cave Apicole - sylvain-respaut-olivier-cros
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Pink Is Not Red (Label Before 2016)
Syrah, Carignan, Grenache
Vin de France
Pink is not Red (label after 2016) - La Cave Apicole - sylvain-respaut-olivier-cros
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Pink Is Not Red (Label After 2016)
Syrah, Carignan, Grenache
Vin de France
Zot - La Cave Apicole - sylvain-respaut-olivier-cros -2022
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Zot -2022
Fond des cuves
Roussillon

Orange Wines

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Sparkling wines

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