2019 Domaine des Quatre Pierres Premier Degré
Edouard purchased these grapes from a friend, but harvested them all himself. This is a blend of mainly Carignan and Grenache, with some Cinsault and Syrah. The vines were in their second year of conversion to organic farming, and from two sites. Aragon - which has clay and limestone soils. And Caunes-Minervois - which is made up of limestone with stony terraces, deposited by the region's rivers during the great river floods of the Quaternary era). Whole bunch carbonic maceration for 7-10 days, then pressed and aged in tank for 5 months. 20mg/L SO2 at bottling.
Winemaker Edouard Fortin began his winemaking career by studying oenology in Beaune. In 2000 he moved to the Aude, in Southern France, and spent 12 years working at Domaine Font-Juvenal, in Cabardès. In 2010 he purchased 4.5 hectares and began making his first wine in 2011. He farms organically, and the grapes are vinified naturally in the cellar. The only thing he adds is a small amount of SO2 just before bottling.