Fabien Jouves 2021 'J&C' Malbec de Soif, Cahors

Fabien Jouves 2021 'J&C' Malbec de Soif, Cahors

Item Number: 18597

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: South West France
Sub Region: Cahors
Appellation/AVA: Cahors AOP
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vintage: 2021
Grape(s): 100% Malbec (Cot)
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Clay and sand
Case Production: 900

About the J&C Label: Jouves & Croisille is the brain child of longtime friends Fabien Jouves, Germain Croisille, and his brother, Simon Croisille. Fabien and the Croisille brothers both share the same philosophies when it comes to farming, vinification, and the future of the Cahors appellation. The Croisille and Jouves family both farm about 30 hectares using organic and biodynamic practices. Wanting to make something together for quite some time now - outside of their family estates - they’ve chosen to collaborate and create a new project using friend's grapes who farm the same way. Fabien Jouves' first vintage was in 2006, Germain's not far behind in 2007.

Winemaking Notes: The J&C Malbec de Soif comes from organically farmed 25-year-old vines. The vinification process is non-interventionist and occurs naturally with spontaneous yeast. Grapes are destemmed and maceration lasts 10 days. Various vessels are used to age the wines like concrete tanks, barrels, or large foudres depending on the wine’s personality. The wine ages for 6 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered with an 18ppm addition of SO2. When it comes to the style of winemaking - even though Cahors is physically closer to the Bordeaux appellation - Jouves & Croisille choose to look towards Burgundy or northern Rhone for inspiration. Similar to Burgundy, they focus on showcasing the various differences in soil composition and even choose to use Burgundy bottles rather than Bordeaux. As the new faces of Cahors, they feel it’s their responsibility to show the world the true expression of Cahors and the real beauty of Malbec, pure and unadulterated.

Andy's Notes: This is a great “by the glass” or wine club option from Fabien.