Fabien Jouves - You Fuck My Wine?!
Grape: Jurançon Noir
Vineyard Size: 0.50 hectares
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 7 day maceration, spontaneous fermentation in cement tanks and barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 6 months in cement tanks and barrels
Added S02: 0-30 mg/L
About the Winemaker:
Fabien Jouves is from an old farming family in Causse, France and became a winemaker in 2006 when he created his first cuvée Mas del Périé on the highest slopes of Cahors.
In this region, Malbec (Côt) is the king of grape varietals. Located between Quercy and Cahors, Jouves wanted to choose parcels that could help him show a diverse range of Malbec expressions. Following biodynamic agriculture adds strength to his terroir by supporting the whole environment from the vines to the animals.
The whole vinification process occurs naturally, without any additives. The wine is then aged until maturity, either in concrete tanks, barrels or large wooden vats (foudres), depending on the wine’s personality.