The Wine: Premier Jus 2019
Fond Cyprès Premier Jus 2019 is a red natural wine made from a blend of organically farmed Carignan and Grenache grapes grown on calcareous soil and blue marl. Carignan sees two days of whole cluster fermentation, then submerged in fermenting Grenache juice and pressed immediately. The wine is aged 6 months in barrique (small barrels), and then bottled with no additional sulfites.
The Producer: Fond Cyprès
Fond Cyprès is located in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of Southern France, specifically, Escales, in the northernmost part of the Corbières AOC – 15 hectares of vines surrounded by woods and olive groves. Laetitia Ourliac & Rodolphe Gianesini adopt sustainable farming in the fields, the estate is certified organic, and low-intervention practices in the cellar. Fond Cyprès is one of the most exciting producers in the region.
The Region: Languedoc-Roussillon