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2021 Jerome Jouret 'La Coulée Douce' Syrah
Jérôme Jouret is a humble vigneron located in the Southern Ardèche (Southwest France) where he and his wife Stéphanie organically farm 12 hectares of close-planted vines on the steep, stony lopes of the Vallée de l’Ibie. Since leaving his local co-op in 2006, Jérôme has gained a lot of attention for producing wines quite unlike his neighbours – aromatic, fresh, juicy and low in alcohol. Carbonic maceration is a theme found in most of his wines.
Jérôme’s vineyards are on predominately clay and limestone soils. They are all worked organically, plowed manually by hand even and have never seen any synthetic chemicals, pesticides, herbicides or systemic fungicides since being planted in the 80s. All his wines are wild fermented, unadjusted, unfiltered, unfined (vegan), and with no added sulphites. While these are 'zero-zero', truly natural wines, they are beautiful, clean, and well-made and can be enjoyed by absolutely anyone.
'La Coulee Douce' is 100% Syrah, from 15yo vines planted on chalky limestone and clay soils. Organically farmed, hand harvested, carbonic macerated in concrete tank for 3 weeks, then pressed into aged French oak puncheons for 6 months. Bottled unfiltered, unfined (vegan) and without any added sulphites.
All of Jérôme's wines are incredibly clean and polished; some of the best examples of no SO2 wines we have in our portfolio.