Fond Cyprès Premier Jus
Grapes: Carignan, Grenache
Fond Cyprès was born in the early 2000s when married couple Laetitia and Rodolphe purchased their 15ha vineyard in Escales in northern Corbières. After striking up a friendship with none other than Frédéric Cossard in 2004, they made the decision to work as naturally as possible, both in vineyard and cellar, and since 2006 their land has been certified organic.Premier Jus is made from Carignan grapes that were infused for two days in directly-pressed Grenache juice, then aged for 6 months in wooden vats. Described by Laetitia of Fond Cypres as “neither rosé nor red” — we couldn’t put it better ourselves. Vibrant red fruit explosion with some nice tannins and savoury characteristics.