The definition of bistro-soif - a wine you can drink all day, that goes with everything and that just generally rocks. A wine that requires nothing but your time!
Viticulture: Organic / Natural / Vegan
Soil type: Sandy loam, sandstone
Grapes: Grenache - 23 year old vines from a single vineyard in St.Côme et Maruéjols
Method of fermentation: Crushed and destemmed. 10 days maceration. Aged in fiberglass tank.
SO2 total : 15mg/l added after malolactic fermentation.
Joé is a young winemaker, 2019 was his first solo vintage in France. Jay and I came upon him by luck while visiting with his mentor, natural winemaker guru, Alain Allier. He gave us the opportunity to taste his 2019 vintage from vat, and we stayed in touch during the pandemic. Joé is dedicated to the process of making wine with as little intervention as possible. Organically grown fruit, natural winemaking, and he has plans to convert to Biodynamics in the years to come.
Who: Joé Chandellier
Where: St. Côme à Maruéjols (Languedoc, Franc)
What grapes: Carignan, Aramon, Grenache, Syrah
Key fact: A young and passionate winemaker with 5.5 hectares in the Gard. Farmed organically with the careful attention of a man with the purpose to produce natural wines of character that taste of their terrior.
Info from Piedmont Wine Imports