DOMAINE DE LA CENDRILLON SCEA

Route de Narbonne, 11200 Ornaisons
France
Telephone +33 9 61378551
Fax +33 4 68488062
lacendrillon@orange.fr

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ProWein 2019 hall map (Hall 11): stand H115

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Exhibitor Categories

  • 02  Exporter
  • 02.01  Europe
  • 02.01.04  Germany

Germany

  • 02  Exporter
  • 02.01  Europe
  • 02.01.07  France

France

  • 02  Exporter
  • 02.02  Asia
  • 02.02.22  China

China

  • 02  Exporter
  • 02.02  Asia
  • 02.02.27  Japan

Japan

  • 02  Exporter
  • 02.04  Northern and Central America
  • 02.04.01  Canada

Canada

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Wines from Europe
  • 01.01.05  Wines from France
  • 01.01.05.10  Wines from Languedoc-Roussillon

Wines from Languedoc-Roussillon

Our products

Product category: Wines from Languedoc-Roussillon

Minuit

Grape variety
70 % Mourvèdre, 15 % Grenache, 15 % Cinsault

Terroir
High terraces of the Orbieu River, South West sun exposition. Argilocalcareous soil.

Yield
30hl/ha

Wine elaboration
The grapes are harvested by hand, re-sorted in our cellar and then destemmed and crushed. Each varietals is gently pressed separately. Must settles in stainless steel tanks during 48 hours meanwhile temperature is maintained at 10°C. During fermentation, our thermoregulated tanks keep the juice at 15°C in order to preserve every aromas. In January, we finally slightly fin, filter and make an early bottling of the wine to preserve its freshness and liveliness.

Wine tasting
Minuit has a fine pale color. The nose reveals deep fresh aromas which truly awake your senses. It opens with elegant floral nuances of lilac, roses, fragrances of citron along with slight scents of peach, and passion fruits: a delicate invitation to the South. The mouth is fresh and tasty at first and then blossom with elegance, delicacy and balance.

Keeping time
2 Years.

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Product category: Wines from Languedoc-Roussillon

Atypique

Grape variety
31 % Marselan (old vines), 29% Merlot, 23% Mourvèdre, 16% Grenache, 1% Petit Verdot

Terroir
Merlot, Petit Verdot and Marselan, that prefer cool and deep soils are planted on recent alluvium and sandy loam banks of the Orbieu. Grenache and Syrah are located on the clay-limestone soils of the middle terraces of the Orbieu.

Yield
35hl/ha

Wine elaboration
The different varieties are harvested at optimum maturity, de-stemmed and sorted before steeping. To avoid mechanical crushing, the grapes are extracted from the vats and poured by gravity into the press. Maceration lasts only 12 days and is carried out in the cold (20 ° C) in order to highlight the natural fruit of the harvest. Pumping takes place daily before and at the beginning of fermentation. During fermentation, gentle extraction is sought using light punching down and temperature control. Maturation is carried out in stainless steel vats for 5-6 months.

Wine tasting
At La Cendrillon, the variety of terroirs meets the variety of the vine! A blend of Rhone varietals for texture and fruit, combined with the power and spicy tones of Bordeaux varietals. This assembly is adorned with a bright ruby color and offers notes of blackberry, cherry and licorice. The full and eshy mouth has a balanced structure and elegant tannins.

Keeding time
3 years

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Product category: Wines from Languedoc-Roussillon

N°1

Grape variety
60% Mourvèdre (very old vines), 30% Syrah (very old vines), 10% Grenache (very old vines)

Terroir
The Mourvedre grows mainly on marl and clay, on the south side of the Pech protected from the northern wind. The Syrah is established on the high and oldest terraces of the Orbieu river while the Grenache are on the lower slope of the Pech.

Yield
25hl/ha

Wine elaboration
This vintage is elaborated with a rigorous selection in the choice of land, the sorting of the hand harvested grapes and the aging process in oak barrels. From the grape picking stage until the wine is poured in the wooden tanks with tronconical shapes, no mechanical manipulation is used. Although the fermentation takes place in these tanks with gentle extraction by pigeage and temperature control, ageing occurs in wooden tuns to make the woody notes very subtle and to preserve the natural fruit. After being aged 18 months in wooden tuns, a careful blending gives birth to N°1.

Wine tasting
The color is deep garnet with purple reflects. The nose is intense and complex with hints of blackberries, coffee, cocoa, black pepper and liquorice. The taste is powerful with a silky and delicate texture. The finale is fresh, minty with some notes of mocha and soft spices on the background. This wine surprises with its elegance, its complexity and its exceptional freshness.

Keeping time
10 years.

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About us

Company details

THE STORY
“La Cendrillon” is the name of a hamlet in the Ornaisons village, near Narbonne, in the Occitan region.

The name was established over the course of time. It refers to an old inn that sat, at the dawn of time, on the side of a Roman road, known as l’Aquitania. This road linked Narbonne to Toulouse and crossed the river Orbieu, with its unpredictable current, right next to the Estate.

During the 5th century, Sidoine Apollinaire, the son in law of the Roman Emperor, Avitus, made several trips to the area surrounding “La Cendrillon“. In a letter, dated 479AD, he writes of the beauty, the layout of the thermal baths, the columns, the olive groves and particularly of the quality of the vineyards.

Throughout the centuries, the château of Ornaisons and “La Cendrillon” witnessed the magnitude and the decadence of the Roman Empire; the magnificence of the King of the Wisigoths, Théodoric the Great; the Saracen raids of the 7th and 8th centuries; the epic stampedes of Count Carolingien, Guilhem of Gellone; and the fall and demise of Bernard Trencavel, the Viscount of Béziers, who was killed in the Cathar upheaval and crushed by the Albi crusades.

It was only during the 13th century that Ornaisons, its Château and the village became part of the Kingdom of France.

Like all old Roman cities, until the revolution, the municipality of Ornaisons was administered by two elected consuls. One of them, Jean-Pierre Ajac, was an ancestor of Robert Joyeux.

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