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Un Vent de Folie 2017

Côtes Catalanes IGP

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Double Gold, China Wine & Spirits Awards (CWSA), 2019

90-94pts, China Wine & Spirits Awards (CWSA), 2019

Gold, International Wine Awards, 2019

90-94pts, International Wine Awards, 2019

A remarkable, rich and powerful red from the Roussillon, showcasing the old vine treasures that survive in the region’s arid, slate slither soils. Creator of this lusciously dense, blackberry spice wine is grower and winemaker Jean-Charles Duran,

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Velvety and mouthfilling with kirsch, wild herbs, damson and spicy oak


Toasted oak, fig, fennel, lavendar, thyme, liquorice, ripe black fruit

Un Vent de Folie 2017

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  • 15.0% ABV
  • 11.25 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2020

Jean-Charles Duran has a tiny vineyard in the hottest, driest village of all France. That’s Roussillon’s Maury, overshadowed by the eerie ruins of a medieval Cathar castle, Queribus. Here the soil isn’t earth, but slivers of slate that confine old vines to growing no more than a few bunches of grapes. This, along with the fierce Tramontane wind reputed to drive people to madness (hence Un Vent de Folie), and the scorching sun, results in yields as low as 8 hl per hectare. Grenache is Jean-Charles’ main grape, with a touch of Syrah and Carignan. He does every task by hand, ageing the wine in hogsheads for 15 months before bottling his treasure, unfiltered. It’s a powerful red, best decanted an hour beforehand. Enjoy with hearty meat dishes.

"Super good if you like Roussillon wines. Awesome. Top marks for a top price. Will buy again" Online Review
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