Foulards Rouges Les Vilains

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Grapes: Carignan + Grenache 

Region: VDF

Vintage: 2021

Viticulture: Organic + Biodynamic

Soils: Gravel + Granite

Vinification: Whole-Cluster fermentation for 2 weeks. Free run + press juice are blended then aged in used barrels

Aging: 9 months

Fining or Filtering: None 

Notes from the Importer: For 12 years, Jean-François Nicq worked as a winemaker in the Côtes du Rhône. On the first of January 2001, Jean-François joined his childhood friend, Bijan Mohamadi (who had been spending his days as a math teacher like our friend Cyrill Sevin) to start a new domaine at the very southern end of the Languedoc. "The Red Scarves" is a literary reference to the works of Fréderic Fajardie, whom the men greatly admired. Their philosophy is in turn 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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