Chat Pitre is a wordplay that in French both means chapter and clown cat. It is a blend of 40% syrah, 30% grenache and 30% cinsault. The vineyard is located near the village of Aumelas a terroir benefiting from a cooler micro climate.
The grapes are fully destemmed. The end of the maceration is thermo regulated to soften the tanins and features pump over and load treading to enhance aromas. The wine is aged for 6 months in tanks. Chat Pitre develops aromas of red berries (wild strawberries and currant) with a white pepper finish.
Stephanie and Philippe Peytavy created Clos de l'Amandaie in 2002 taking over vines from Philippe's family. They focused on making wine from Estate grown grapes and follows the Organic Farming guidelines. The name comes from the almond tree field that once was on the vineyard before grapes were planted. Today, the wines are featured in all French wine magazines and can be found on many higher-end restaurants' wine lists.