Keep it natural, baby.
Fouzy Tout is a co-ferment of (primarily) Grolleau with Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc. The is French slang for a blend. According to the wine maker, "in cooking, for example, it means there are a lot of different things inside! If by any chance it's good, you've got a new recipe!" It's a light-bodied red/white blend that even in a hot vintage comes in at a whopping 11.5% alcohol. My tasting not for it in August was, "delicious."
Adrien Baloche is fairly new to the scene. This is a true polycultural farm dedicated to raising goats, mainly for cheesemaking, and a wide range of vegetables; Adrien and his wife have only 6 hectares dedicated to viticulture. The vines are planted in the classic clay, limestone, and silex soils of the region. They are deeply committed to biodynamic farming, and winemaking is about as “natural” as it gets.
Adrien learned from one of the best winemakers in the region, Marie Thibault, whom he worked for in the years leading up to 2014 when he began making his own wine. This is no doubt the reason such attention to detail is apparent at every step of the process. Native yeasts carry out all fermentations, and no sulfur is added at any time.
Katie and Denny,
We are your friendly, tiny, downtown wineshop and wine bar. We're here to share the most delicious selection of natural wines available in Louisiana with you.
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210 E. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
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