Autrement 2012: un vrai jus nature et vivant à Bordeaux!! Texture riche, fruitée, ça pinote.... Bois bien intégré.
Jacques Broustet lives in Saint Pierre d'Aurillac, just outside of Sauternes country. His estate is built on a human scale, just three hectares. Vines that he inherited from his father in 2000, when Jacques ended his IT career in Bordeaux. The father and son are still neighbours, but the former likes the grass between the rows well trimmed and the space around clean and clear, whereas Jacques, a proponent of biodynamics, likes tall, wild grasses in the vineyards, and abundant biodiversity all around... A trench war, with a soft-hearted face. Jacques is somewhere between a vigneron and a gardener enjoying his retirement, but with high expectations for himself and his wine. His approach is maverick to say the least, sometimes criticized, but the result, when he manages to bring his ideas to fruition, is stunning. For example: Jacques never opens his barrels during the maturation period, he never even tastes it... As a result: 2013 was never bottled, and there was little of 2014. Difficult setbacks for the vigneron. Jacques, who long ago abandoned all chemicals and pesticides from his vines, has decided to make wine autrement – differently from the rest, and as naturally as possible. And so it was that he named his cuvée AUTREMENT.
Autrement 2014: les fûts de Malbec et de Cabernet Sauvignon jugés trop déviants ne sont pas rentrés dans cet assemblage inédit à Lamery. Le résultat donne un jus concentré, serré et fruité... On dirait un ristretto! Idéal pour combler un invité avec des goûts "bordeaux conventionnel".
After his experience in 2014, when half his barrels were lost, Jacques decided to vinify everything in vats! And what an excellent idea that was Jacques! His very ripe grapes and the sunshine of 2015 did the rest... Insane drinkability, this is high on our list of favourites! A super gulpable glouglou wine from Bordeaux!
Sémillant 2015: toute l'élégance de Jacques qui nous ressort du vieux Français, Sémillant voulant dire Vivant et Gai... Eh bien, c'est réussi, surprenant, sec, fruité et très très joli... Quille d'apéro réussie!
This cuvée is Jacques in all his elegance, christening his wine with an old French word – “Sémillant”, meaning Lively and Gay... And it certainly is. A real success, it’s surprising, dry, fruity and very, very lovely. It’s the perfect white wine for an aperitif!