Julien Peyras Gourmandise Rouge
3 in stock
Region: Languedoc, France
Viticulture: Organic and Biodynamic
Grape varieties: 100% Cinsault
Julien Peyras Gourmandise Rouge is 100% Cinsault from the Languedoc made in a light, chillable style. Strawberries, bitter herbs, and a hint of funk.
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About Julien Peyras Gourmandise Rouge
Julien Peyras Gourmandise Rouge is 100% Cinsault, from 40ish-year-old vines planted in clay and limestone.
Normally, you would expect a Cinsault from the Languedoc to be quite dark and heavy. Nothing could be further from the mark with this wine. It is bright, light, and delicious. It can even be served lightly chilled to enjoy it to the full.
There is a tiny amount of reduction and for that reason, Julien suggests using a carafe but it is very easy to drink with a little bitterness countered by ripe strawberries.
About Julien Peyras
Julien Peyras is an incredibly talented winemaker working in the Languedoc near the village of Paulhan which lies just a short drive northeast of Beziers. All of his wines are equally delicious, from his Rose Bohême, one of the freshest and most delicious rose wines on the market.
There is also a delicious aged white wine made from Clairette, Grenache Blanc, and Roussanne, and the Gourmandise made from Cinsault which was picked from vines that are over forty years old.
And there is an added bonus of zero added sulfur! Julien is a member of the small, but very active and dedicated, S.A.I.N.S. group that is committed to using no sulfur at all during the winemaking process. He is also a member of the Association des Vins Naturels.
His vines are planted on terraces that are strewn with rocks and clay from the Villefranchian epoch which was the most recent epoch of the Tertiary period, just before the start of the Quaternary period.