Grape: Gros Manseng, Ugni Blanc, Muscat d’Alexandrie
Vineyard Size: 21 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: destemmed, 90 day maceration, spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in stainless steel and neutral oak
Added S02: 25 mg/L
Fabien Jouves is from an old farming family in Causse and became a winemaker in 2006 when he created his first cuvée, “Mas del Périé”, on the highest slopes of Cahors.
Jouves’ estate, 21 hectares in the junction of Quercy and Cahors, was selected to highlight the many expression of Côt. Reinforcing this is Fabien’s commitment to biodynamic viticulture that respects “life, plant, man, and the environment.” Following biodynamic agriculture adds strength to his terroir by supporting the whole environment from the vines to the animals.
The vinification is completely natural without any oenological inputs. His wines are then aged in concrete vats, barrels, or casks, according to its characteristics and personality.
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