My sister brought over Anne de Joyeuse Camas Rouge 2009 for us to enjoy with dinner the other night because she knows I absolutely adore wines from southern France. Anne de Joyeuse is a cooperative winery founded in 1929 and located in the commune of Limoux in Languedoc in southern France. It currently consists of 650 members and is one of only ten cooperatives in France to be awarded the highest level of accreditation. All of the growers practice sustainable farming and have a firm commitment to protecting the environment. Farming equipment is used minimally to reduce pollution, all water is collected, purified and reused, all raw materials are composted, and the winery is powered by solar and geo-thermal technology. Since 1994 they have carried the “Protect The Planet” insignia on their labels in recognition of their promotion of biodiversity, an example of the depth of this achievement is seen in the vineyards where over 80 indigenous varieties of orchids are now growing.
Inky red-violet in colour, aromas of muddled black fruits and earthy minerals rose from the glass. Rich blackberry and plum flavours joined earthy leather notes in the medium to full body. Spicy black pepper, charcoal elements and traces of clean menthol comprised the moderate finish. Velvety and easy drinking, this is a great glass for the table.
Produced and Bottled by ADJ 11300
$11 [average price]