Domaine Bories Jeffries Brutal!
Grapes: Grenache, Carignan, Cinsault
Joe Jefferies is originally from Warwickshire - he went to the South of France to help his father renovate a house where he met a girl, fell in love and never looked back. He subsequently took over his stepfather's Grenache Blanc vines and began finding other north-facing vineyards around his new family home in the town of Caux where the vineyards all sit on the plateau of an old volcano. He only uses native varieties, all of the wines are produced with zero additions, no fining or filtering and he gives the wines the time they need before releasing them.
Brutal is 70% Grenache Noir with the rest an even split of Carignan and Cinsault The Grenache is given a two week whole bunch maceration with no working of the grape. He then dips the Carignan and Cinsault for five days in the Grenache juice. After pressing it goes into fibreglass. The result is deep and concentrated with black fruit, wild herbs, and a sappy minerality from the basalt soils.