Fabien Jouves Cahors Malbec Cuvee Amphore 2021
Soft & Elegant wine, fine and vibrant – Top 100 by James Suckling in 2020
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Top Rated, Organic & Biodynamic, Winter Warmers
Bordeaux Blend, Other Varietals
Everyday, Casual Entertainment
Other French Regions
Mas del Périé – Fabien Jouves is a winery located on the highest slopes of Cahors. Its plots are cultivated biodynamically in order to fully respect nature, the vine and its surroundings. It is run by Fabien Jouves, a young winemaker who founded it in 2006 and who makes the wines naturally, without oenological contributions, and accompanying the wine until maturity, fermenting it and ageing it in concrete tanks, foudres and barrels.
In this region, Malbec (Côt) is the king of grape varietals. Located between Quercy and Cahors, Jouves wanted to choose parcels that could help him show a diverse range of Malbec expressions. Following biodynamic agriculture adds strength to his terroir by supporting the whole environment from the vines to the animals.
100% Malbec from 40-year old vines planted on Ferruginous limestone at 350m altitude.
The whole vinification process occurs naturally, without any additives for 30 days in concrete vats. Cuvee Amphore is aged for 8 months in 800-L Clay Amphora
This has playfully floral aromas of violets and cedar wood with foresty, leafy elements and a peppery edge, as well as blackcurrants. There’s a soft, supple and elegant side to the palate. Very fine, fresh and plush with pristine flavors of blueberries and brambleberries. Fresh, cherry-pip finish.
James Suckling – 95 points (Top 100 Fr 2020)
This has playfully floral aromas of violets and cedar wood with foresty, leafy elements and a peppery edge, as well as blackcurrants. There’s a soft, supple and elegant side to the palate. Very fine, fresh and plush with pristine flavors of blueberries and brambleberries. Fresh, cherry-pip finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold.