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The "Orange Jouss" grapes comes from two sources. Harvested by hand and brought back to Jousset's winery. Whole cluster grapes macerating for 3 weeks in fiberglass tank. No punch down, no pump over, pure infusion. Racking and press. Aging for 6 months in fiberglass tank. Malolactic complete. Racking to clarify the wine. Bottled in March without any filtration and 2g/hl of sulfite added.
Their vineyard is quite old with an average yield of 30HL/ha. Half of their vines are 60 years old and more while the other half is around 50 year old on average. Everything is picked by hand, even their négoce brand “Exilé” where they dictate the majority of the methods. Their philosophy is to be as close as possible to the raw material: the grape. Therefore, they minimize intervention and manipulation. This means no yeast addition, no chaptalization, no acidification, no enzymes added even for difficult vintage. The chemistry of modern oenology is a red line they will never cross, they don’t even want to consider it. This is why the most important part of the work will always be performed in the vineyard.
Denny & Katie
Your friendly neighborhood wine shop and tiny bar, focused on small production wines and conservas. Connect with us on Instagram for suggestions on your next bottle and to follow along in our downtown Lafayette wine journey.
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210 EAST VERMILION STREET LAFAYETTE, LA 70501
Friday & Saturday
Closed Sunday & Monday