Originally from the south-west of France, the Malbec grape goes by a number of different names including Auxerrois and Côt. It is said to be the result of a cross between the Magdeleine Noire des Charentes and the Prunelard Noir.
Malbec is a powerful and fruity varietal. It produces a masculine red wine with a lively, frisky character and Latin spirit. The Malbec thrives on the clay and limestone hills of the western Languedoc, terroirs that help it to obtain perfect maturity.
This wine is a joint venture between Vianney Castan and JP Bourgeois. Vianney owns the Chateau St Jean d’Aumiere, neighbor of the Mas de Daumas Gassac in Gignac. This wine is created under the watchful eye and extensive knowledge of Florencia Stoppini.
Wines from Le Malbec
Blend: 100% Malbec
Aging: 80% stainless steel, 20% old oak barrels
An anyway, anyhow, anywhere French Malbec to be enjoyed with anyone. Made by JP Bourgeois at the winery with Vianney Castan’s winemaker, Florencia Stoppini, this blend of JP’s very French style and Florencia’s Argentinean influence is relentlessly fun and goes with anything you think needs red wine. Made by hand with sustainably-farmed grapes from the western Languedoc. The warm French climate pumps up the juicy blackberries and earthy spice, Florencia’s South American way with Malbec puts her lush and plush stamp on things, and all you have to do is twist it open and enjoy.
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Aging: Racking at the end of fermentation and then maturing on lees in vats for at least 6 months.
This shiny, light yellow wine, with green reflections, has a smart and fruity nose that reveals different kinds of vegetal flavors such as boxwood or blackcurrant buds, but also fruity citrus hints. Bright and exceedingly fresh, Le Sauv embraces the palate with its complex fruity aromas, which are fully perceived by one’s sense of smell and enhanced when aerated. The persistence is refined and frees all the citrus and botanical flavors. Served nicely chilled, Le Sauv is the perfect match for the apéritif moment, but it will also wonderfully accompany any sort of fish, either grilled or steamed.
Blend: 40% Grenache, 60% Syrah
Aging: 5 months in stainless steel tanks.
As striking in its pale color as it is in its fullness of flavor, Le Rosé’s sleek and sprightly qualities make it wildly refreshing. Inimitable Southern French aromas of wildflowers, wild red berries, and tea olive mingle with the peach, muskmelon, and thyme flavors on the light-bodied palate. It’s a subtle wine that will nevertheless transport you to the South of France.
Enjoy by itself and with any light or spicy dishes. Serve at 45° F.
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