Fabien Jouves 2018 'You #%$& My Wine?!' Vin de France (Cahors)

Fabien Jouves 2018 'You #%$& My Wine?!' Vin de France (Cahors)

Item Number: 12912

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: South West France
Sub Region: Cahors
Appellation/AVA: Vin de France
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): Jurançon Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: Limestone
Elevation: 350 meters

Average Vine Age: 50 years
Fining: No
Filtration: No
Sulfites: Less than 30 mg/L

Winemaking Notes: Fabien employs a non-interventionist vinification philosophy. The grapes are manually harvested. Then whole clusters naturally ferment in concrete vats and barrels with spontaneous yeast. The wine ages until maturity, either in concrete tanks, barrels or large wooden vats (foudres), depending on the wine’s personality. This Vin de France (Vin de Soif) wine showcases a grape excluded from the modern AOC: Jurançon Noir.

About Cahors: For centuries, Malbec was a supporting player in Bordeaux blends, but the threat of rot and mildew are ever-looming in that region, and Malbec can flounder. In France, it’s found its niche in Cahors to the south west, thanks to dueling Atlantic and Mediterranean climatic influences: cooling breezes from the west keep the vines rot-free, while warm daytime temps allow grapes to ripen. Here, Malbec has been referred to as "black wine" for its deep, purple-ebony hue since at least the early Middle Ages, and it still has that ravenlike quality. In the limestone soils of the region, the grape produces its darkest, most tannic manifestation, showing blackberry fruit in its youth, and tobacco, coffee, and meaty notes as it ages. This is partly due to the calcium component in limestone, which helps maintain acidity late into the growing season for the grape, and contributes to structure in the glass. The vines thrive in the arid, limestone plateau called the Causses, which has a thin topsoil that forces the roots dig deeply for nutrients. Hardworking roots equate to more concentrated grapes and a deeper wine.