Mas Jefferies Bories Jus de Caillou 2016
Feiring Line Wine Society: January 2019 Selection:
From Alice: Joe Jefferies says that the only things that interest him are bicycles and making wine. The latter shows in every bottle of his I’ve had. (The bicycles, that’s another story.) Expect wine made naturally and carefully. This is a wine that is so clean it might flip out those who equate natural with funk. The three varieties are vinified separately; carbo for all. It’s five weeks for the carignan (that’s quite a bit) and three each for the cinsault and the grenache. It’s a complex beaut that has sun, structure, licorice, spice and pepper as well as plenty of tannin. There’s also a salinity Joe claims comes because his vines are situated atop old basalt lava flows. True? What do you think?
carignan, grenache, cinsault