'Rougarou' Carignan 2017

J. Brix Wines • 750ml • 12.2%


Red wine from California, San Diego, made naturally from 100% Carignan grapes. Multi-layered nose with raspberry dust, dried orange peel, and black tea leaves. Earthy on the palate with black pepper and herbs. Partial whole-berry fermentation; nine months in neutral French oak barrels, unfiltered, and unfined.

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Why You Should Try It

The Wine: 'Rougarou' Carignan 2017

From the producer's website

The shapeshifter! San Diego's rustic old vines return as a brambly little beast full of raspberry dust, dried-orange peel and black tea leaves. The red-and-blackberry pucker on the palate moves seamlessly to silk and earth; black pepper and herbs. Partial whole-berry fermentation; nine months in neutral French oak barrels. Give this a light chill, and enjoy the evolution over the course of the bottle.

The Producer: J Brix

From the producer's website

From the site to the soil to the growing season, our wines, if we're doing our work correctly, will speak in their own voices. We adore the variety California has to offer, which means we find ourselves compelled to make tiny quantities of as many different wines as we can... and, we try to add a new grape or style each harvest. Our fruit comes from a number of vastly different, soul-stirring vineyards. We use neutral vessels, native-yeast fermentation, and absolutely nothing else, with the exception of sulfur dioxide as necessary. In keeping with this minimalist approach, we choose not to fine, filter or cold-stabilize our wines. Our motto, in winemaking and life: Only Love.

J. Brix winery based in San Diego county, natural wine producers of Carignan, Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling

The Region: San Diego


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