An aromatic nose with hints of pear, bergamot and citrus fruit. Palate: beautiful structure, the three grape varieties complement each other perfectly – soft, full, and round, with a lingering salty aftertaste. Bouquier is one of ancient names the mas was once known by.
Thomas Ayoun et Marie-Sophie Jullien
Thomas Ayoun and Marie-Sophie Jullien – sister of Thomas Jullien of Ferme Saint-Martin – have after five years of work given new life to the Ayoun family mas (the Provencal word for a traditional family farm) located at the foot of Mont Ventoux, 20 minutes east of Carpentras. And though 2019 was only their first vintage, the wine is redolent of talent – one of our discoveries of the year! Thomas cut his winemaking teeth across the region, with stints as cellar master at Domaine des Garances in Beaumes-de-Venise, at Château de la Font du Loup on the heights of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and more recently at Domaine des Escaravailles in Rasteau. Originally from the commune of Mormoiron, the young winegrower’s new adventure represents a real return to his roots, and a chance to unveil the full potential of his terroir, using every means imaginable! Polyculture, biodynamics, wild vines, maturing in huge century-old amphorae... and he’s succeeding already, creating wines of incredible finesse, freshness, and fruit. It's pure juice!
Now that’s FRESH! Like a little slap to the face that awakens the senses, with notes of citrus fruit, grapefruit and white fruit. Palate: beautiful acidity, the kind of juice that you can enjoy from the start of the evening all the way to the end.
Rigaou means “robin” in Provençal – this is the estate’s light little red cuvée! A nose with very fresh notes of raspberry and wild strawberry. The palate is so lively and full of energy, it's like an injection of fruit straight into your little beak!
Peirardié is a Provençal nickname given to the inhabitants of the commune of Mormoiron, which loosely translates as "pebblers". This is some generous, rich juice, balanced by a lovely acidity which gives it a delicious crisp sensation and a taste that keeps bringing you back.
A nose of blackberries and small black fruit, with notes of laurel... “Souvage” means ‘wild’ in Provencal, but the palate here is not as savage as the name suggests! This velvety juice, with well-blended tannins, is a dry wine of course, but tastes as sweet as a little bonbon – a delicacy.