L’ Absurde Genie des Fleurs: ‘Zmeurica’

L’ Absurde Genie des Fleurs: ‘Zmeurica’

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10-day maceration of Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Carignan, destemmed and whole bunch in layers.

"L’Absurde Génie des Fleurs is the winemaking partnership of Tom Gautier and Miha Trifa. They moved to Bédarieux in Hérault (a village near Montpellier) in 2016, acquiring their first small plot of vines on the limestone plateau above the Orb River.

They started a micro-production, producing only a few thousand bottles across a handful local varieties of mostly Cinsault, Carignan and Clairette; in addition to grapes purchased from local vignerons including François Aubry, Rémi Poujol, and Julien Peyras.

Wines are produced with a manual vertical press, and use neither sulfite addition or filtration. They include a range of crown-capped bottles, where the cuvées are named after gnomes from Romanian folklore, taken from Miha’s native Romania.

L’Absurde Génie des Fleurs, the Absurd Genius of Flowers, comes from the French poet Jean Cocteau and reflects his solitude and contemplation at the view of nature." - the importer


L'Absurde Genie des Fleurs (Miha Trifa/Tom Gautier)


Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Carignan


Bédarieux, Languedoc