Region: Cahors, France
Grape: Juracon Noir, Malbec, Merlot, Valdiguie
First Glance: Racy and juicy, Red cherry and blueberry
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.
92 Points, Mike Bennie, The Wine Front
"This wine has been around and Fabien Jouves is still teasting the AOC board with his rebellious label. On skins for seven days, then concrete for the longer rest.
Bright, refreshing red that deserves a chill but can do plusher and generous if you don’t. Red cherry, kirsch, blueberry, dried herbs and a bit of ferrous, game meat character. Very lively feel, a kirsch-like lick to finish in that somewhat savoury-led palate. Fine tannin pucker, bright acidity a feature with crushed rock minerality in tow. Good!"