Fabien Jouves 2018 'Bistro' Rouge, Vin de France (Cahors)
Item Number: 13101
Region: South West France
Sub Region: Cahors
Appellation/AVA: Vin de France
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): Grenache / Grenache Blanc / Grenache Gris / Picpoul / Clairette Rose / Clairette Blanc / Counoise / Cinsault
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: Sand and limestone
Winemaking Notes: Fruit was harvested by hand from 35-year-old vines and fermented whole cluster for seven days in concrete vats with native yeast. Wine was aged in egg-shaped vats and casks. Bistro is free of any additives besides a minimal amount of SO2.
About the Domaine: Fabien Jouves’ family has a long history farming grapes in Cahors. The domaine is a 6th-generation property and is located in Causses (literally meaning limestone plateaus) on the highest slopes of the Cahors appellation. His family’s 22 hectares sit atop the hills of Quercy at over 1,100 feet. The high elevation guarantees low nighttime temperatures, which partly explains the freshness and vivacity of the wines. In addition to his family’s holdings, he purchased two other pieces of land and his property totals over 30 hectares.