Fabien Jouves TV Vin Plus Aux Soirees Cabernet Franc/Malbec 2017
Fabien Jouves is from an old farming family in Causse and became a winemaker in 2006 when he created his first cuvée Mas del Périé on the highest slopes of Cahors. In this region, Malbec (Cot) is the king of grape varietals. Located between Quercy and Cahors, Jouves wanted to choose parcels that could help him show a diverse range of Malbec expressions.
Following biodynamic agriculture adds strength to his terroir by supporting the whole environment from the vines to the animals. The whole vinification process occurs naturally, without any additives. The wine is then aged until maturity, either in concrete tanks, barrels or large wooden vats (foudres), depending on the wine’s personality.
“Tu Vin Plus aux Soirées,” a pun on “Tu Vien Plus aux Soirées” which translates as “You’re no longer welcome at this party.” The reason for the name? The wine is a 50/50 blend of Malbec and Cabernet Franc, the latter a grape that once thrived in this region but is no longer legally permitted here. This is a true quaffing wine, showing spice and fruit, with a round mouthfeel and beautiful acidity that makes you want to keep on drinking.