From 25-year-old vines planted in stony soils comes this red wine blend based on Grenache (50%), Syrah and Carignan. All the fruit was destemmed before pressing and co-fermenting with native yeasts. This combination rounds out the profile with fruit, spice from the Syrah and structure from the Carignan. Unoaked and quite a wine to keep on hand by the case. Bottled unfiltered.
Estézargues is a unique winemaking cooperative, located 20 minutes from Avignon in the south fo the Rhone Valley. First established in 1965, they shifted over to natural winemaking with the arrival of Jean-François Nicqin 1980, a talented winemaker influenced by the ideas of natural wine legends like Marcel Lapierre. This put them firmly on track towards respectful farming and using practically no additives in the cellar.
They use no commercial yeast, no enzymes, no gum arabic, no acidifiers, and just a tiny amount of SO2 at bottling if needed, to make sure the wines are safe to travel.
14% / 75cl