Fabien Jouves grew up in the Causse (Massif Central), where Malbec (Côt) is king. Each plot of Fabien's vineyard, located at the junction of the Quercy and Cahors terroirs, expresses different aspects of Malbec. This is reinforced by biodynamic viticulture practised since 2011 and certified with Demeter/Biodyvin, which Fabien believes pays respect to life, plant, man and his environment. Winemaking is carried out naturally without oenological inputs, in concrete vats, barrels and casks according to each wines' personality.
This is a blend of jurancon noir, malbec, merlot and valdiguie. It takes its name from the fact that the jurancon noir and valdiguie were not allowed into AOC Cahors. It has plenty of whole-bunch influence and aromas of blueberries, violets, blackberries and raspberries. Super fruit-driven. The palate has a big hit of smooth, soft and juicy flavours with freshness to the tannin. Crisp and defined. From biodynamically grown grapes. 92 Points Nick Stock Drink now. jamessuckling.com, 16 December, 2020
Joyous, vibrant, pure and fresh. Cherry juice, cranberry, pretty and perfumed, so very bright, lightly chalky tannin in the mix too. Such easy pleasure here, but also structure, and tension and drive. Beautiful drinking. 93 Points MB Winefront