Wines and natural spirits

LE VIN DE BLAISE
Cuvée Marguerite 2021

About the 2019 vintage, the journalist Pierre Guigui had written: “It is serious, far from the gluggings which pass and which are pissed. There is a very nice background, salinity, structure, dense juice but still fresh.”

You could say that about this 2021 vintage, quite typical of the region: a nice dense dark red color, a little more substance in the mouth than in 2018, and varietal aromas well present. We expect a nice aging in bottles.

Technical info (downloadable below):
On this cuvée I am still making plot-based wines:
70% Grenache in goblets planted the year I was born (1967- 55 years old) play cougars with 25% of 37 years old Carignans.
The sandy-clayey soils are partially covered with pebbles once rolled by the river.

The vinification is classic: whole bunches barely crushed,
cement vats, quick blending with a bit of Syrah…
Aged between 6 and 9 months in stainless steel tanks.
Annual production : 3000 bottles. Total SO2 27 mg/l.
Degree : 14% alc.vol

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LE VIN DE BLAISE
Cuvée Marguerite 2020

Bottled on May, 5th 2021 ! Just taste it !

Technical information (or upload it below) :

For this vintage, I still practice plot selection :
70% of Grenache in goblets planted in the year of my birth (1967) are blended with 25% of 36 year old Carignan and a pinch of Syrah.

The sandy-clayey soils are partially covered with pebbles that were once rolled by the river.

The vinification is classic: whole bunches of grapes are hardly crushed, cement vats, quick blending … Aging between 6 and 9 months in stainless steel tanks.
Annual production: 3000 bottles.
Total SO2 19 mg/l only in bottle.
Degree: 14% alc.vol

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LE VIN DE BLAISE
Cuvée Violette 2021

Bottled in June 2022.

This cuvée is the first, the original (since 2015).
The grapes (organic) come from the eldest vines of the house (over 60 years old, planted just after the Great Frost of 1958).
Old goblets supplemented with Grenache, Carignan and Cinsault on fairly clayey soil where the grass loves to climb
(it’s hard to work).

As for the vinification : it is “better than organic”.
It is a wine with the certification “natural method wine, less than 30 mg/l of sulfites”. (VIN METHODE NATURE.ORG)
Direct blending in stainless steel vats at the ideal moment of maturity between the three grape varieties (which are used to growing and living together)
Aging between 8 and 9 months in stainless steel tanks.

Annual production : 1265 bottles. Total SO2 18 mg/l.
Degree : 13,5% alc.vol

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LE VIN DE BLAISE
Cuvée Violette 2021

A naturally sparkling wine (ancestral method)
based on muscat petit grain grapes.
Ancestral method: the fermentation ends in the bottles to capture the bubbles…
A small degree, the aromas of the muscatel, and there you go…
It is organic and this vintage was bought to
talented winemakers of Ardeche.
And Blaise likes it a lot!

600 bottles. SO2 18 mg/l
Degree : 11,5% alc.vol

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Le gin de Blaise
First season : February 2021

Artisanal double distillation in a 1901 alembic
of one of the vintages of the VIN DE BLAISE,
with organic juniper berries
and a note of citrus fruit from our century-old orange trees.

Without additives or filtration, made from organic wine
and natural vinification (“hands-off” approach).
Degree : 42 % alc.vol

Le Spritz de Blaise
First season : April 2021

Artisanal distillation in a 1901 alembic of a cuvée of the VIN DE BLAISE,
macerated with fruits from our century-old orange trees.

For a large volume of Spritz de Blaise add a small volume of natural sparkling wine or Prosecco for acidity, or just a dash of sparkling water and an orange slice for decoration!

Without additives or filtration, made from organic wine
and natural vinification (“hands-off” approach).

Degree : 18 % alc.vol / 50 cl