The dry red: cherries, berries, garrigue, réglisse, all with a Catalan accent and remarkable freshness, again. With all its depth and flavor, it is intended for current consumption. No need to wait! –Kermit Lynch
|Appellation:||Vin de Pay de l’Aude|
|Producer:||Domaine Les Mille Vignes|
|Winemaker:||Jacques Guérin, Valérie Guérin|
|Vineyard:||> 50 years|
|Aging:||Reds aged for 18 months in tank and bottle|
In the late 1970s, Jacques Guérin moved to the tiny village of La Palme, just a stone’s throw from the Mediterranean. Soon after, he began producing wine from nearby Fitou and Rivesaltes. The wines produced in the area at the time were not driven by quality, but Jacques saw potential in the terroir and envisioned revitalizing his vineyards, focusing on low yields and organic principles, convinced that he would soon be able to produce great wine. Today, Jacques’ daughter, Valérie, has carried on his ethic in the vineyard and cellar. The addition of Les Mille Vignes to our portfolio not only geographically fills in the space between Banyuls and Corbières but adds true depth and variety to our wines from the Languedoc-Roussillon.
Let the brett nerds retire into protective bubbles, and whenever they thirst for wine it can be passed in to them through a sterile filter. Those of us on the outside can continue to enjoy complex, natural, living wines.
Inspiring Thirst, page 236