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Pierre Rousse: 'Remue-Méninges'

Pierre Rousse: 'Remue-Méninges'

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Pierre Rousse farms his 5 hectares (which he recently reduced to 1.5 in order to make way for new white varietals) in the west of the Languedoc region near the town of Limoux, on the Aude River. The soil is a mixture of limestone and clay, with a climate reflective of both Mediterranean (arid & warm) and oceanic (windy, cooling) influences. A self-described “radical,” Pierre makes wine employing only the simplest of processes: all indigenous yeasts, no sulfur, no additives, no heat or refrigeration, no fining or filtration – no exceptions. Stainless steel as well as resin vats (which he uses for the advantage of their microporous element) allow the grapes and terroir to speak for themselves. In his own words, “100% grapes – c’est tout!”. 

Whole-cluster maceration for 2-3 days (meaning the grapes stay in their clusters, stems and all) and are then pressed. The varietals are blended directly following pressing. The wine spends 11+ months in stainless steel, and was bottled on August 17, 2012. You might say this wine is “far out”. Jammy on the nose, rich body, balance of tannins, fruit and spice, with underlying vegetal notes at finish and slight effervescence. Chill it down a bit and enjoy the ride.

Producer

Pierre Rousse

Grape(s)

65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region

Cepie, Languedoc

Country

France

Vintage

No Vintage