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Nov142011

Cuisine et Vins de France: degustation sud-ouest

Thrilling that Fabien Jouves of Mas del Perie in Cahors has a page-stealing photo-feature in the latest special edition of Cuisine et Vins de France. Check out Fabien and his buddies in his "portrait" on page 2 of the link  Cuisine et Vins de France

Here is a rough translation of the text:

Fabien Jouves

Mas del Perie

Because he believes in terroir, Fabien Jouves had the intuition that the "parcellation" approach would be the passionate future of Cahors. The balance between power and finesse is shows through in all his four cuvees of Malbec: "Les Escures" 2009, on the freshness of fruit; "La Roque" 2009 more round. "Les Acacias" 2008 delivers more slowly, but with what persistance! "La Piece" 2008 is concentrated and complex, defies time. At 26 years old, Fabien sees himself as a winegrower-artisan: in 5 years he has transformed the family vineyard from a supplier to negotiants into one of the rising "domaines" of the AOC. He has also converted the property to organic and biodynamic growing, planted white grape varieties and created a collection of "quaffing wines"...that he drinks with friends with a picnic of cured sausages in the vineyards. 

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