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Vin Des Potes, Apache, 2020

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Juicy, dark fruit, herbaceous

Farming

Organic

Producer

Vin Des Potes

Grape

Carignan, Grenache, Mourvèdre

Wine Type

Red

Country

France

Region

VDF, Languedoc

Vintage

2020

Alcohol

13%

Size

75cl

 

Grape varieties are separately vinified & carbonic maceration in small stainless steel vats. The wine is then aged for 9 months in vats with just a tiny amount of sulphur is added. This is vibrant and juicy style of Languedoc red and not as heavy as you might expect. Medium bodied and dangerously drinkable. 

Notes on the Producer

Le Vin des Potes is the story of two wine lovers driven by a passion for food and wine and collaboration. The adventure started when the pair came together to make a special cuvée for La Chassagnette, made from grapes grown by Stephane Gros in Argelliers. One thing led to another, and they decided to put together the first Vin des Potes wine, which met such high demand it quickly led to a second, and now each new vintage brings a new wine. Yoan Tavares started life working in a Parisian wine shop and bistro before becoming a sommelier at Michelin starred restaurant La Chassagnette. Basile Passe spent 10 years working as an IT consultant for a Canadian company before a life-changing meeting with Stefano Amerighi in Tuscany. This prompted him to start a career in wine, and it was while working in wine shops that he met Yoan and Le Vin des Potes was born.

Basile and Yoan conceived of the Le Vin des Potes name (“mates’ wine”) because it captures their ethos of working hand in hand with winemakers, making their own blends from grapes grown by their friends. Although each cuvée sees them working with a different winemaker, they only work with organic or Demeter certified grapes, blending a wine that reflects the identity of its terroir.  Vin des Potes is a tribute to the know-how of the passionate men and women tending to the beautiful vineyards from which these wines come.

 

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