Type: Red Wine
Grape: Jurancon Noir
Fabien Jouves founded his winery in 2006, on the slopes of Trespoux, Cahors. He farms biodynamically, vinifies naturally, without any additives, and ages in concrete tanks, foudres and barrels. A big middle finger to the AOC laws in the Southern French region of Cahors, Fabien Jouves likes to go against what is considered traditional in his hometown.
Grapes for this wine come from 50 year-old vines in a single 0.5 hectare plot located 350 metres above sea level with calcareous soils. Fruit is hand-harvested and ferments whole-cluster in cement tank and in barrels, macerating with the skins for 7 days. Once fermented it undergoes an ageing in the same tanks, in which it ferments for about 6 months. It is bottled without fining or filtering, and very minimal added sulfur.
Punchy red cranberry and pomegranate fruit with silky tannins and a clean bright finish. Delicious with a light chill.