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Fabien Jouves

Haute Cot(e) de Fruit Malbec 2020

£18.00
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COLOUR: RED

GRAPE: MALBEC

COUNTRY: FRANCE

REGION: CAHORS

BOTTLE SIZE: 75CL

THE WINEMAKER: FABIEN JOUVES

THE WINEMAKER: MAS DEL PERIE / FABIEN JOUVES

Mas de Périé is run by the young Fabien Jouves and located on the Haut Plateau south west of Cahors in Trespoux Rassiels. The soil here is complex clay and Quercy Limestone, a brilliant white tufo style limestone that is soft and very permeable. There are incidences of gravel here and there and this serves to produce wines with more immediacy and freshness. The theme continues but there are also areas of Sidérolithique, a complex blend of sand, chalk, clay, and mineral. Where this can be found, so the wines develop more complex deeper tones. The vines are managed along biodynamique principles. The fruit is handpicked and selected at the winery prior to ferment in inert oak and concrete depending on the cuvée and maceration is usually by pigeage for around 30 days. The resulting wines are neither filtered or fined, and Fabien’s 5 years in Bordeaux have lent him the skill to manage the tannins extremely well. 

The wines have two distinct characteristics. First they are as pure as can be, with a direct expression of the terroir and variety, holding focus and balance whilst still portraying the classic deep inky Cahors style. Second, these wines are drinkable. I know this sounds a little basic, but they have freshness, life and restraint. They will age, for sure, but to drink them now is no chore. How many Cahors can you say that of?

Fabien is obviously world famous for his Mas del Perie wines, super fresh terroir tuned wines from malbec grown on the high Quercy plateau, but as many of you will know, he also has his own side project producing wines which not only have the ultimate thirst quenching characters, but have a message to give. These wines are produced with limited cuvaison, no added SO2 and are typically Vin de Soif made for drinking in the year after harvest. This vintage, 2016, the range is a little reduced, but the favourites are all here.
SHIPPING & RETURNS

Birmingham deliveries

We offer FREE delivery for orders £40+ every Thursday & Saturday within a 10 miles radius of our Birmingham city centre venue (B55SL). We require orders by Wednesday for Thursday delivery, likewise Friday orders for Saturday delivery. For orders under £40 we charge £5 delivery within our 10 mile radius.

National deliveries outside Birmingham

We offer FREE UK delivery for all orders £75.00 or more. Orders placed before 10am on Monday will be delivered by Friday to addresses in mainland UK, providing the wines are in stock, with some postcode exceptions. Please note that orders placed online on Saturday or Sunday will be processed on Monday, for delivery by Friday the same week.
We have no minimum order, although there is a minimum delivery charge of £10.00 for orders under £75.00 in order to cover our logistical costs.
We try to ensure delivery within 5 working days, though your order will likely arrive sooner.
For orders under £75 we have worked hard to find the best price we can, bearing in mind that wine is both heavy and fragile. We use APC and DHL couriers who specialise in due care and diligence with fragile and liquids.

European and Worldwide Delivery

Please contact us direct for a quote. Given the complexity of shipping wine internationally we will provide a bespoke price based on requirements.

Bank Holidays

Our couriers do not operate over bank holidays, therefore additional time will be taken into account if an 'order to delivery window' is processed over a bank holiday.

Returns

We offer free replacement on all stock if proven to be damaged in transit.
If our products are proven to be out of condition on arrival we offer replacement stock to the same value.

 

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  • Fabien Jouves / Mas del Perie

    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

    Fabien Jouves / Mas del Perie

    Fabien is on a mission to protect his homeland's traditional grape varieties, something the local authorities seem to have lost sight of in the region of Cahors, South West France. Malbec is the main focus for the region although there are many forgotten gems on the brink of extinction. Not to worry, Fabien's sorting it! Fabien runs his family estate Mas de Périé located on ta high plateau overlooking the town of Cahors. The soil here is particularly important, complex clay and 'Quercy' limestone, a brilliant white limestone that is soft and very permeable. There are pockets of gravel producing wines with freshness and clarity. There are also areas of 'Sidérolithique', a complex blend of sand, chalk, clay, and mineral; where this is found the wines develop more complex deeper tones. The vines are managed along biodynamic principles. His wines are lighter than you'd expect from the typical dark, tarry examples often found from the region. Fabiens wines are different, having two distinct characteristics. First they are as pure as can be, with a direct expression of the land and grape variety, focussed and balanced whilst still portraying the classic deep inky Cahors style. Second, these wines are drinkable. They have freshness, life and restraint. They will age, but to drink them now is best. How many Cahors wines can you say that of! Fabien is world famous for his Mas del Perie wines, and he also has his own side project producing wines which not only have the ultimate thirst quenching characters, but have a message to give. These wines are produced with limited maceration (time on skins), no added SO2 and are typically Vin de Soif (quaffing wine) made for drinking in the year after harvest. Stick them on your drinking list whilst you can - they tend not to stick around for long!
  • Haute Cot(e) de Fruit Malbec 2020
  • Haute Cot(e) de Fruit Malbec 2020
  • Haute Cot(e) de Fruit Malbec 2020
  • Haute Cot(e) de Fruit Malbec 2020
  • Haute Cot(e) de Fruit Malbec 2020
  • Haute Cot(e) de Fruit Malbec 2020
  • Haute Cot(e) de Fruit Malbec 2020