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House founded in 2003
One of the widest selections of the web of authors' wines and craftsmen
Assemblage grenache 50% alicante-bouschet 50%
Lieu-dit des parcelles Vigne Miau, Grand Chêne Age moyen des vignes 70 ans
Densité de plantation 4.500 pieds/hectare Rendement 37 Hl/ha
Nature du sol argilo-calcaire, éboulis gélifractés, Sol pauvre et profond
Vinification Vendanges éraflées – Fermentation levures indigènes – Aucun intrant oenologique – Macération 10 jours en cuve inox avec marc immergé
Elevage 9 mois en cuve béton Pas de filtration ni collage
SO2 total 12 mg/l SO2 libre 5 mg/l
Dégustation (après dégazage rapide) La robe est pourpre très sombre, quasi opaque. Le nez est concentré, profond, ténébreux, sur des notes résineuses / goudronnées et atramentaires. Doit y avoir de l'Alicante... La bouche surprend dès l'attaque par sa fraîcheur et sa tension. Puis votre palais se retrouve vite nappé d'une matière douce, finement pulpeuse, au fruit (noir) d'une grande pureté. La finale délivre une mâche gourmande, très fraîche, mêlant la cerise noire au cacao, et se prolonge sur un dernier trait acidulé.
12.26 % Alc. Vol
What is an author wine?
This can be so diverse depending on the personality of their sire, that it is easier to define what it is not. An author wine is anything but a standard, stereotypical wine, made to please as many people as possible. It is therefore rarely produced in millions of copies, copying itself from vintage in vintage.
An author wine is therefore a wine that does not look like that of the neighbor. Which from year to year will evolve according to the vagaries of the weather and the mood of the author - the two that can be linked. Because the author does not rely on market studies to carry out his boat. He makes his wine as he feels, as he likes, as he can, sometimes ... and too bad if he does not please everyone.
This is why author wines are sometimes classified as "table wine" or "France wine". Because the winemaker did not plan the authorized grape variety*, makes the assembly or vinification recommended in the name **. He is often a bit rebellious, our author. But that is why we like it! ... That said, author's wines are not systematically marginal: they are present in most of the appellations, and can be part of the elite of these this***. Because they are not content to have personality: they are good, in addition! With in general aDegree of TorchabilityVery high: we never tire of it at the end of the first sip.
As author's wines are not chaptalized, levied, hacked ... They can have very different profiles depending on the vintage. It is up to us (resellers and consumers) to accept them as they are, and to remain faithful to the producers, because they need us to continue their activity.
*** Like those of Jean-François Ganevat in the Jura or Zind-Humbercht in Alsace