Fabien Jouves, Mas de Périé 'La Roque' Cahors Malbec, France 2021
There is a freshness, due to the cooler microclimates of the higher slopes and a distinct minerality, from the Miocene Brown Marne soil, in the wine. Nice red fruit with good complexity, integrated tannins and a crisp finish. Surprisingly, it's only 11.5% in alcohol but you don't miss it. No added sulphites and biodynamic.
Pairs well with red meats and roast dinners.
More on the maker:
Fabien Jouves is the 6th generation of this domaine, located on the limestone plateaus of Causses, with some of the highest slopes in the Cahors.
Fabiens' first vintage was in 2006 and his methodology is that of a non-interventionist. The whole vinification process occurs naturally with spontaneous yeast, with biodynamic farming and terroir being at the core of his wine making. Vinification is done naturally, in various vessel types, to allow each plot to express its own individuality.
Each of Fabien’s “Vin de Terroir” bottling is a vineyard designate wine, to showcase the differences in terroir, He goes as far as highlighting the soil type on each label.