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Axel Prüfer

La Capitulation Ne Paie Pas! 2019

A wine formerly known as Brutal!, back when Brutal! symbolised something raw, unexpected, counter-culture. Perhaps we can all see how that name has distorted with time, leaving room for the next movement in natural wine, whatever that may be. Regardless, cinsault with 5 days of semi-carbonic maceration makes for a nimble wine of utter juiciness, freshness, and fun.
A wine formerly known as Brutal!, back when Brutal! symbolised something raw, unexpected, counter-culture. Perhaps we can all see how that name has distorted with time, leaving room for the next movement in natural wine, whatever that may be. Regardless, cinsault with 5 days of semi-carbonic maceration makes for a nimble wine of utter juiciness, freshness, and fun.

Producer

Axel Prüfer
Languedoc, France

What we know about Axel Pruffer: he’s originally from East Germany, immigrated to France and began his natural wine career around 3 decades ago. Since, he’s taken an intuition-led approach to his winemaking, never conducting analyses, and instead spends most of his time in his vines during the growing season, watching and listening carefully. From his cellar just north of Beziers in the often dry, low elevation region...

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