Grape – Jurançon Noir
Where – Haut Plateau, France
What – Fabien Jouves comes from an old farming background, but his approach to winemaking in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France is anything but traditional. His growing methods have a real focus on biodynamic viticulture that takes into consideration, not just the 50-year-old vines, but the entire world around them; both flora and fauna.
The ‘You Fuck My Wine?!’ is an excellent natural red wine produced from Jurancon Noir grapes grown on the Mas Del Périé estate. They are harvested by hand before a 7-day maceration and spontaneous fermentation in cement barrels on indigenous yeasts. The juice ages in these huge barrels for 6 months before bottling without fining, filtration or much sulphite at all.
The resulting wine is a rarity with only 3000 bottles produced per vintage. On drinking, you will be rewarded with big flavours of red summer fruits such as raspberry and cherry. It is a complex wine that still remains unusually light-bodied.
It’s great for gifting or sharing with friends because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a wine with a crazy name?! Maybe not one for your traditionalist Grandad, though.
Dark, fruity, spicy. Vegan. Organic practicing. ABV 13%.