"This is an impressive wine—powerful, ripe and packed with black berry fruits and dark tannins. A steely, acid character gives the wine tension as well as structure. The end brings freshness to this solid 100% Négrette wine"
The wine does not see any added yeast, filtration, collage, and minimum amounts of neutral oak aging.
In the South-West of France, between the rivers Tarn and Garonne, the Fronton vineyard extends across twenty communes around the old town of Fronton. 37 year-old vines growing on 5 acres at the highest elevation of the vineyards, adjacent to an oak forest on stony soil. Selected parcels of Négrette on the slopes of Fronton
Located in Castelnau d’Estretefonds, in the heart of the Fronton appellation, the domaine has been owned and operated by Cathy Ribes since 2004 (who also owns Domaine du Roc). She is constantly replacing and working the vines of varietals native to this area such as Negrette, the most noble of that region. Cathy is also working on a new cellar half of which is underground, like a cave under a cliff where they store the harvest in tanks directly by gravity.
In 2009, Cathy decided to start the organic conversion of the entire domaine which was certified in 2012. With this in mind, her wines do not see any added yeast, filtration, collage, and minimum amounts of oak aging for some cuvees. Si Noire is the flagship of the property and the result of 37 year-old vines growing on 5 acres at the highest elevation of the vineyards, adjacent to an oak forest on stony soil.