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Les Sabots d’Hélène Alternapif

$39.00

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Vintage: 2022
Region: Roussillon, France
Viticulture: Organic
Grape Varieties: Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Mourvèdre

Les Sabots d’Hélène Alternapif is a no-nonsense, zero-zero red from Corbières. Gorgeous blue fruits, smoke, peppery spice, snappy tannins and a chest-warming finish. Carignan, Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre from organic vineyards. Long macerations, unfined, unfiltered, no SO². As the winemaker intended, this is a weekday slammer, but with body, depth, and structure.

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Natty

FRUIT

Blueberry

BODY

Medium-bodied

ACIDITY

Fresh (Medium)

ALCOHOL

12-13%

OAK

No Oak

TANNIN

Medium

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Cool Red and Orange (58°–62°)

SULFUR

Zero Sulfur Added

VEGAN

Vegan

IMPORTER

Camo & Co

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Les Sabots d’Hélène Alternapif

Les Sabots d’Hélène Alternapif is a no-nonsense, zero-zero red from Corbières. Gorgeous blue fruits, smoke, peppery spice, snappy tannins and a chest-warming finish. Carignan, Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre from organic vineyards. Long macerations, unfined, unfiltered, no SO². As the winemaker intended, this is a weekday slammer, but with body, depth, and structure.

About Les Sabots d’Hélène

Alban Michel created the winery Les Sabots d’Hélène in 2005. It is a small 5-hectare vineyard located in the Corbières seaside in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. The vineyards are grown entirely organically and are completely isolated with no neighbors around them. Alban is committed to a policy of low yield, manual harvesting, picking when slightly under mature, very gentle extractions in vinification which best respects the balance of the grape and the quality of the fruit. Alban cultivates very old vines. The Syrah is 30 years old and the Carignan and Grenache are 50 to 100 years. They are located in two places: Les Hourtoux and Terres Nègres, in Feuilla.

Alban produces truly natural wines that are completely free of sulfites at any stage. His philosophy is to work in the simplest and most natural way possible. He aims to make wines that are honest, affordable, easy to drink, and relevant to the character of his hometown. Alban describes himself not as a winemaker, but as “pificulteur“, the word he coined. A person who makes “pif” (French slang: simple and humble, everyday wine). He doesn’t want his wine to look too serious, but he’s a talented winemaker with long experience.