En Avant Doute is 100% Grenache from 35yo vines planted on chalky limestone and clay soils. Organically farmed (vineyard has been organic since inception), hand harvested, macerated for 15-20 days in stainless steel, then aged for 14 months in a combination of concrete tanks and large format French oak. Bottled unfiltered, unfined and without any added sulphites. This wine is bright, juicy, pure-fruited, and has incredibly gentle tannins from its light handling. It's soft, easy drinking and incredibly moreish!
Jérôme Jouret is a sole-vigneron located in the Southern Ardèche (SW of Rhône) where he organically farms 12 hectares of close-planted vines on the steep, stony lopes of the Vallée de l’Ibie. Since leaving his local co-op in 2006, Jérôme has gained a lot of attention for producing wines quite unlike his neighbours – aromatic, fresh, juicy and low in alcohol. Carbonic maceration is a theme found in all of his wines.
Jérôme’s vineyards are predominately clay and limestone. They are all worked organically, plowed by hand even and have never seen any synthetic chemicals, pesticides, herbicides or systemic fungicides since being planted in the 80s.