Equivalent Bottle Price £29.99
La Poudre d'Escampette Les Vins de Cabanon, biodynamic wine, Grenache, Carignan, full of energy and oozing freshness. You need to open this red on a fruit day for it to sing at its best, it is a wine that full of the earth's energy. Ripe, fresh red fruits leap out, pure earth and spice and herbs mingle with the fruit. La Poudre d'Escampette is one of the triumvirate of natural wines made by Alain Castex at his new estate, Les Vins de Cabanon. From an expression meaning to 'turn on one's heals', the wine is certainly not something to turn you away unless you have stashed a couple of bottles to take with you. Stunning and delicious in every way. In the summer, it is a fantastic red to served chilled on a hot day.
Having passed Le Casot des Mailloles to a newcomer, Alain has nonetheless kept a few vineyards with which he makes some of the classic wines he’s known for. Alain worked for 15 years in the Corbières region before founding Le Casot 15 years ago. For Les Vins du Cabanon, he has kept the vineyards in Trouillas and so will keep making Canta Mañana, Ezo, Tir à Blanc and Poudre d’Escampette.