Les Foulards Rouges
Octobre 2023

  • Region Albères, Roussillon, France
  • Grapes Syrah & Grenache
  • Vineyard Organic
  • Cellar Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, no additional sulphites
  • ABV 11%
  • Size 750ml


About the Wine

A notorious cuvée from Jean-François Nicq, always released the October immediately following harvest, beating the famous Beaujolais Nouveau releases by a few weeks. It is incredibly youthful and fresh, bottled at pretty much the precise moment that grape juice magically becomes wine.

It's also something markedly different to what you'd typically expect from the Roussillon; what with the early harvest and the short production time, it's all bright, upfront juicy crushed fruit. The 2023 is a blend of 50/50 Grenache & Syrah, the grapes undergo carbonic maceration before being put in old barrel for a short rest before bottling. It's a super-light red that you'll want to serve chilled. We love drinking wine like this on cold, crisp winter afternoons - it's always a bit of a thrill - but if you're patient and can hold on to it, this is a dream wine for when you're coming out of hibernation again in the spring. The only problem is we've generally long sold out by then, so plan ahead!