A primeur wine, that is released fresh right after the harvest and not aged. From organically grown grapes in the Languedoc, it is a blend of 50% Syrah 50% Grenache from younger vines. The wine is made using carbonic maceration like nouveau wines, but is naturally fermented and has no added sulfur. Funky and light and never around for long.
Les Foulards Rouge
For 12 years, Jean-François Nicq worked as a winemaker in the Côtes du Rhône. On the first of January 2001, Jean-François started a new domaine at the very southern end of the Languedoc. Jean-François's philosophy is a militaristic one, completely against intervention in the vines or the cellar. Native yeasts, no fining, filtration, added sulfur, and even some tillage with the help of their mule, Uma: The real deal. The vineyards are composed of multiple plots, on the lower, flatter part are mostly decomposed sandier soil. On the hillside, 100 meters up, are isolated single plots: Frida, Les Vilains, Les Glaneurs, Grenache. They lie directly on the bedrock with barely any topsoil and show more density.
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