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Le Virevoltant, 2018

By Les Equilibristes

  • Region: Languedoc
  • Country: France
  • Colour: Red
  • Grape Varieties: Carignan
  • Soil type: Clay, Limestone
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak, Stainless Steel
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
  • Total Sulphites: 45 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:Vine / Certified organically grown for the past 30 years, minimal leaf thinning, thinning, hand-harvest with crates Wine / fermentation in open 500 liters barrels, extraction by punching of the cap, ageing 80% in vats and 20 % in 600 liters barrels (demi-muids) Spirit / A mockery to AOC Corbières Boutenac with a 100% Carignan on the best terroirs of the appellation. The AOC specifications allow only 80% of Carignan

Taste it at...

  • London 2020

About Les Equilibristes

Languedoc, France

“Les Equilibristes” (the “Tightrope Walkers”) aim to shake up winemakers willing to craft different wines.
By freeing them from their habits and practices, they intend to shape together a vibrant and unique wine.
Their set of golden rules are the following: indigenous grape varieties, organic winemaking, tillage, indigenous yeasts, minimal sulphur rates.

10 vintages, 7 winemakers, 18 grape varieties, 5 regions (Anjou, Périgord, Languedoc, Corbières, Banyuls).

The 2 Equilibristes:
– François de Monval: “wine merchant”, cellar and restaurant owner in Paris (La Canonnière), wine enthusiast fed every day by its clients.
– Florent Girou: “travelling oenologist”, winemaker in the Perigord Region, wine-maniac, torn between the preservation of the ancient know how and the constant calling into question of some practices.