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Lou Cayla’s production in 2012 was a miniscule 843 bottles, not enough to make great inroads in export markets.

So imagine our surprise when we got some lovely feedback on our 2012 Syrah-Carignan from Auroville in southern India. A friend and member of our grape-picking team spent the winter there and took a bottle with her to give to some friends. And this is what they said.

“Please tell your wine making friend that the wine was delicious. We did not drink it in an idyllic outdoor garden, with a good photographer,  but in one of Auroville’s badly lit but quite charming middle class houses in Maduka, round 8:00 at night and since there were ten of us no one had a chance to have too much. I took pictures with my camera which was clearly in the last stages of a terminal  disease and is now completely dead.  I can send you a few pix but they are pretty furry. Quotes from the conversation:
“Hey, it’s signed! Did you ever have a signed bottle of wine before?Wow!
“It rolls around on the palate.”
“The best wine I’ve ever tasted.”
“Smooth and full-bodied – and, well, just lovely..”

Thank you Auroville!