After scandalizing the chemical wine patriarchy in Bordeaux for half a decade with his natural wine zealotry, Cahors native and Malbec sorcerer Fabien Jouves returned home to the family’s 12 hectares of vines in Trespoux-Rassiels nestled between the Cahors and Quercy appellations in South West France. Immediately, Jouves began expanding while converting the agriculture to biodynamic practices. In the following ten years Jouves has made a name for himself with his engaging ‘wines of thirst’ while continuing to impress with his soulful terroir-oriented bottlings labeled under the family’s traditional name Mas del Périé.
HAUTE CÔT(E) DE FRUIT
This wine is an opportunity for Fabien to encourage other farmers in Cahors to try organic practices. In exchange for taking the leap of faith, Fabien makes the wine for them. 100% Malbec from three vineyards assembled in Jouves cellar and aged in cement.
Juicy pink wine from Malbec, macerated for 24 hours in tank and then bled off, saignée method to concrete for fermentation and aging.
Named for the stream that runs by the vineyard, 'Les Agudes' is a terroir oriented wine whose distinct cepage of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Gris reflects what is planted.
TU VIN AUX PLUS SOIRÉES
For his workhorse 'thirst wine' Jouves supplements his Malbec with about 30% Cabernet Franc from the nearby Coteaux du Quercy appellation and a little splash of merlot in some vintages. Whole cluster fermented in concrete, pressed after 7-10 days into a mix of concrete and barrel for aging.
YOU #%$& MY WINE?!
A rare single varietal bottling of the esoteric Jurançon Noir from a tiny half hectare parcel of 50 year old vines.
“Les Escures’ is the name of the central parcel in a little constellation of adjacent plots defined by kimmeridgian limestone and marls. Destemmed to concrete for a 30 day maceration.