Nicolas Carmarans took his first steps into the world of natural wine with his restaurant Café de la Nouvelle Mairie in Paris, starting in 1994. It became one of the pioneering flag bearers of natural wine in the capital, but as the years passed, more and more Nicolas felt the call of the vine... And so in 2003 he set off on a new adventure in the his native Aveyron region. His four hectares of grapevines, planted with Fer Servadou and Négret de Banhars, are worked with a tiny caterpillar tractor or by winch. The steep slopes of the Aubrac foothills overlooking La Selves are unforgiving... and yet his unique local grape varieties couldn’t be more generous, to say nothing of his Chenin, Gamay, and Pinot Noir. This neo-vigneron finally hung up his apron in 2007, to dedicate himself fulltime to vinification. The estate has cultivated its grapes organically since the beginning, which are then treaded by foot, fermented using carbonic maceration and indigenous yeasts, and bottled with very little added sulphur... Pure wines!
An intense, complex nose of ripe fruit, with notes of pear, yellow fruit, and hazelnuts... Smooth and round on the palate, with a long finish and notes of brioche. It already tastes so good, but it will be killer after it ages a bit more!
A magnificent expression of this grape variety, with notes of raspberry, fig and white pepper. Palate: this is pure, authentic juice! Like a glass of grenadine with a touch of alcohol, ultra smooth, yet with beautiful complexity and length.
A nose of black cherry enhanced by subtle smoky notes. The palate is luscious and lively, a refreshing fruit bomb! Light and eminently drinkable, yet with beautiful complexity! A wine that needs time to breathe before tasting.
A deep, smooth, round and fruity wine... Palate: each grape variety adds its own brick to the edifice: fruit falvours and power for the Grenache and lightness and balance for the Fer Servadou... The result is a very smooth and supple wine.