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Amistat is a boutique winery established just 10 miles (16km) north of the Spanish border in 2010 by Catalan Julien Ditté and his partner Olivier Cazenave from Bordeaux. Amistat stands for 'friends' in Catalan.

 

The wines are carefully hand-made, with chemical-free cultivation and natural, small-scale wine-making. They are a great tribute to the outstanding Grenache grape. Intense, generous, still well-balanced and fresh. 

AMISTAT

Catalan Grenache

AMISTAT Red Grenache
Terroir: Schistous and slate soils in the Aspres, South of Perpignan

100% Black Grenache

Vine age: planted in 1947 and 1955

Vinification : hand-picking and sorting. Fermented from 15°C to 25°C. Maceration 3 to 6 weeks with pigeage.

Maturation : 12 months in croatian oak foudres Mastrobottaio (20 hl) with bâtonnage. Bottled by gravity without filtration. 

Tasting: 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. Cedar wood, cigar box and balsamic aromas with a pleasant fresh finish.

AMISTAT White
Terroir: Schistous and slate soils in the Aspres, South of Perpignan

Vine age: planted from 1950 to 1960.

Varietals : 40 % grenache gris, 30 % macabeu, 20 % grenache blanc

Vinification : hand-picking and sorting. Direct pressing. Cold racking. Fermented in French oak demi-muids (Darnajou, Magrenan).

Maturation : 12 months with bâtonnage. Light filtration before bottling.

Tasting : hints of white flowers, fresh nut, quince, kumquat, fine spices. Round and harmonious with a fresh finish. 

TATSIMA Rosé
Tatsima Vin Gris 2015
Made from 60-year-old vines of Grenache Gris
Fermented with wild yeasts and weighing in with an uncompromising 15% abv, this rosé marches to Amistat's excellent and incisive beat.
Pale and peachy in colour, it is hugely intense on the palate, not oxidised, but earthy and concentrated with red berries, Grenache nuttiness and a huge punch of minerality and dry, orangy intensity to the acidity. A powerhouse rosé with a nip of tannin and distinctive indeed.