Ronds Noirs 2018 — Red Blend
A Wine That
is exactly what you want to drink when you can’t figure out what you want to drink. This is a crowdpleaser—a red wine that’s zesty and fresh, but with a little underlying power, too. It’s the ideal autumnal dinner party wine, and there’s not many dishes this doesn’t work with, but it’s crying out for a Sunday roast or a mushroom pie.
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- Winemaker: Olivier Cohen
Where and How?
This is Carignan, Syrah, Grenache and Merlot from Olivier’s organically tended vines in the Hérault sector of the Languedoc region in France, planted on clay limestone soils.
The wine was whole bunch fermented naturally, and aged in fibreglass tanks to preserve freshness. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Olivier Cohen is a young man on a regenerative agricultural mission. He wasn’t born into wine; there were no family vineyards to inherit here. He grew up in Nice, and his initial plan was to become a lawyer. When attending business school, he started hanging out at the nearby wine shop and bar, La Part Des Anges. He would soon discover that this was a pretty iconic bar for the natural wine scene, and before he knew it, he’d shot down the rabbit hole and was working there, too. Wine - 1, Law - 0. There was no turning back.
It wasn’t enough for Olivier to sell and pour wine; he was itching to get into the cellar. Through meeting winemakers who’d come to the bar, he had the opportunity to do vintages with some of France’s most iconic winemakers. Eventually, it was time to settle and do his own thing; and the Languedoc was calling.