Julien Peyras

Gourmandise Rouge 2021


From importer Living Wines Australia : Normally, you would expect a Cinsault from the Languedoc to be quite dark and heavy. Nothing could be further from the mark with this wine. It is bright, light and delicious. It can even be served lightly chilled to enjoy it to the full. There is a tiny amount of reduction upon opening, and for that reason Julien suggests using a carafe/decanter but it is very easy to drink with a little bitterness countered by ripe strawberries. It is only 11.5% alcohol.

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Type: Red
Vintage: 2021
Size: 750 mL
Grape: Cinsault
Region: Languedoc, France
Vinification: While he only recently celebrated his 40th birthday, self-proclaimed paysan Julien Peyras comes from a long line of vignerons. Inspired by his father, he decided to go “all the way” in his return to roots and nature when he began to make wine in 2007. Julien’s geographical proximity and friendship with natural wine pioneer Bernard Bellahsen is reflected in his own deeply-felt connection with the earth, which he honors by allowing the vineyards to function in harmony with their delicate surrounding ecosystems. Using tisanes and rich fertilizers in the field, careful attention is paid to the climate, moon cycles, and vegetative growth. He refuses all chemical intervention in the winemaking process, allowing each varietal and unique terroir to express themselves as nature intended. Celebrated from London and New York all the way to Australia, Julien’s wines are fruit-forward and bursting with juice, for an unforgettable, full-glass experience!

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