Grape(s): Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec
Localization: Bergerac, Southwest, France
Tasting Notes: The Fruit cuvée from Domaine Jonc Blanc honors purity and the “sense of fruit” (its previous name). This is a pure, unadorned natural wine, aged on lees for 18 months in vats then in 60-year-old tuns. The result is a delicious, full, juicy, charming, very crunchy wine, with a beautiful natural expression of the fruit. Perfect to accompany a nice piece of matured beef or marrow cartons… or both.
The Domain: Franck Pascal pulled out of the Bergerac appellation in 2012 as his rich, natural, unfined and unfiltered wine had little in common with most of the wines from this appellation. His wine spends two winters in the cellars for natural stabilization before bottling. Black and red fruit gradually emerge on the nose, with deep structured fruit on the palate that is held firm by the wine’s chalky minerality backed by delicate tannins. No added sulphur.