Estate: Founded by Jean-Marie Rimbert in 1996 with just a few parcels of ancient Carignan vines, today the Languedoc estate has expanded to 20 hectares spread amongst 40 diverse parcels, each with different soils along with varying elevations and exposure. Renowned as a “champion of Carignan”, Jean-Marie has gained a reputation as a passionate winemaker; consistently crafting wines that express the “character and soul” of where they are from.
Philosophy: To defend the natural diversity of the land and cultivate vineyards with respect for the environment, producing wines that reflect all of the “ beauty depth and flavor originating from those vines”.
Winemaking: Jean-Marie practices organic methods in both the vineyards and winery. Only naturally occurring yeasts are used, along with a minimal amount of filtration. Grapes are sourced from estate vineyards with schist soil. Aged in stainless steel and enamel lined concrete tanks. ‘Cousin Oscar’ is a small production cuvée not made in challenging vintages.
Tasting Notes: Dark red-violet in colour, with aromas of strawberry, raspberry, cherry, peppery spice. Cherry, red currant, strawberry, pomegranate, white pepper and fresh acidity are backed by black tea tannins. Black cherry, red currant and blackberry linger on the sleek finish. Fresh, fruity, a superb value.
Vin de France