A wine of unique personality, with a nose of cherry, blackcurrant and redcurrant, plus lovely toasted notes. The palate is fluid, with tannins that accompany the fruit without getting in the way. A very lovely cuvée – a testament to what Bordeaux can be! Worth decanting.
Antonin Jamois, born in 1979 and originally from Paris, was in no way predestined to become a winegrower... After studying agronomy, he left for Argentina and Brazil, then settled for 10 years in Madagascar (hence the name of the Estate!) where he worked as an aquaculturist and as a scuba diver. It is the birth of his daughter that motivates him to come back to France in 2014. Antonin returns to his first love, wine, and this work of grower and producer "it’s the foundation of a society”. He then took over 0.8 ha in Lugasson in the Bordeaux terroir and converted the vines to organic farming. Learning everything on the job! It was the meetings with Renaud Guettier and Michel Favard that confirmed him that natural wine was the obvious way to make it. Since 2016, the estate has 2.3 ha of vines, for a total of 6 ha of land, where he also cultivates ancient cereals and fruit trees. A serene and intelligent approach, for wines that finally shake up the traditional and strict codes of Bordeaux!
Nose carried by notes of jammy black fruits, spices and a subtle touch of wood. Rich, powerful and dense palate, a bottle crafted for gastronomy and food pairings, perfectly balanced by a fine acidity which promises a nice ageing.
A few words from Antonin: "this is the most "Bordeaux" of my wines, or more like a "St Emilion grand cru", considering the work behind!" This is some hot stuff, very seductive, and for the price it's a memorable juice, even more if you let it wait in your cellar for a few years…
A very fruity expression of Merlot, with notes of small black berries, blackcurrants, and blueberries... With its ultra smooth and fluid palate – it’s a world away from your father-in-law’s Bordeaux! – this is a pure delight, with mellow tannins, lots of freshness and suppleness.
Mascarets are tidal bores common on the Gironde. Now imagine a claret wine with its own wave of freshness! A fruity, floral nose of grenadine, strawberry, and blackcurrant. The palate is supple and smooth—serve it chilled for aperitif! Presence of gas possible, shake or decant if you like.