Joé Chandellier - Le Ribieral IGP Cevennes 2022 750ml (13.5% ABV)
Joé Chandellier - Le Ribieral IGP Cevennes 2022 750ml (13.5% ABV)

Joé Chandellier - Le Ribieral IGP Cevennes 2022 750ml (13.5% ABV)

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"I farm organically 7ha in the small village of Souvignargues in the Gard department. The grapes I grow are Shiraz, Grenache, Cinsaut, Carignan, Aramon and Grenache blanc. The soils are mainly sandstone. All the blocks are surrounded by forest which give them a great balance in terms in biodiversity. Then, no insecticides and herbicides are used. I want and I do harvest only the healthiest fruits. Only way, for me, to get the best of the terroir out of the wine afterwards. In the cellar all the hand harvested grapes are processed by gravity until bottling. No incomes are used except a tiny amount of sulphur (15ppm) after malolactic fermentation and/or prior to bottling."

Cevennes is the IGP title that covers wines from the northern half of the Gard administrative department of southern France. The mountainous area has scattered vineyards interspersed with chestnut crops and steep hillsides, a far cry from the carpet of grapevines found on the Languedoc's coastal plain. The region does not contain any appellations, but the Costieres de Nimes AOC lies to the southeast, and the Côtes du Rhône is on the northeastern border.

Le Ribieral is a delicious cuvee that blends 2 grapes from a single vineyard in St. Côme et Maruéjols (Souvignargues). The Carignan is old vine (54 yrs old), with the Grenache a bit younger (25). East-west exposition. Sandy loam and sandstone. 

region: Cévennes, France

varietal(s): 30% Carignan, 70% Grenache

style: medium bodied juicy red

farming & cellar: organic, Crushed and destemmed. Whole bunch for 12 days. 1/3 ages in barrels 2/3 aged in fiberglass tank. SO2 total :15mg/l added after malolactic fermentation. Vegan Friendly.

pairing: beef brisket or roast pork with garlic potatoes