A whiff of La Tête dans le Cep (or “Head in the vine”) is a dive headfirst into fruit! A heady nose indeed, of black fruits, especially blackcurrant. The palate is well balanced, with very light tannins, making this an easy-drinking glouglou wine, nonetheless boasting lovely structure.
Delphine and Yann Bouvier
Delphine and Yann Bouvier, founders of Domaine de l’Immortelle, met during their studies, though at first had no intention of working in the wine industry. Both graduates in chemistry, they spent a few years in Paris, got bored and flew to Martinique – still no closer to the wine world. Yet a passion for the subject was burgeoning in the lovebirds. When their friend Grégoire Rousseau founded the Domaine Coquelicot in 2006, their dream of making wine began to grow. The couple imagined living in southern France, attracted by the sunshine and the profile of the wines produced there. As luck would have it, upon returning to France, the opportunity came up to acquire a winery and some lovely hillside vineyard parcels totalling 6.5 hectares. Moreover, Yann now also manages around 300 almond trees on the estate, and planted honey hedges to bring back bees and insects. The couple works in symbiosis with nature, doing their part to ensure that the savoir-faire of past vignerons past will live on.
A nose of black fruits, with aromas of sweet spices and a hint of cocoa. Palate: a wine of great substance, with ripe fruit flavours, fine tannins, well-integrated aromas of wood and ageing, and a long finish without any heaviness. A cuvée crafted for the dinner table, a red for gastronomy.
Ravage: 80% crop loss in 2020, mildew has stuck. The surviving grapes give a magnificient juice, with floral notes, fruity and fresh mouthfeel. Volume, roundness, long finish. A standout favourite from our tasting, incredible quality for the price.
A powerful, complex and very charming nose with floral and exotic notes: rose, candied tangerine, tonka bean, almost a touch of coconut water. Dense palate, well integrated tannins, sick length, 15 grams of residual sugars. A bomb!!!