Producer: Chateau Flotis
A vibrant fuschia color in the glass! Beautifully ripe red currant and black plum notes are at the core of this approachable red, but an earthy complexity keeps it interesting. Freshness on the palate with fine, structured tannin. A great wine for Sunday night roasts or Wednesday night pizza.
Winemaker Katia Garrouste took over this previously abandoned estate in the little Southwestern hamlet-region of Fronton after meeting two other women she just knew she wanted to make wine alongside. The rest, as they say, is history. The group’s Cuvée Jeanne wine is based in the Negrette grape, a rare red variety that’s local to Fronton. The estate is located in the highest part of the region, so Negrette’s often-aggressive expression is tamed by a slightly cooler climate. The end result is “unapologetically floral,” according to Hayes.