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Fond Cyprès
Le Grenache du bois Saint Jaume 2017

The site of Saint Jaume benefits from lots of shade provided by the surrounding woods, so there's a freshness that gives lift and balance to the wine that's fairly uncommon and deeply desirable for the region. A little glimpse into the grenaches of yesteryear. A little leaner than the 2018, with a just-browned around the edge oxidation to it that brings it into the world of tertiary aromatics and adds complexity.
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The site of Saint Jaume benefits from lots of shade provided by the surrounding woods, so there's a freshness that gives lift and balance to the wine that's fairly uncommon and deeply desirable for the region. A little glimpse into the grenaches of yesteryear. A little leaner than the 2018, with a just-browned around the edge oxidation to it that brings it into the world of tertiary aromatics and adds complexity.

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Fond Cyprès
Corbières, France

Laetitia Ourliac & Rodolphe Gianesini farm vines in the northernmost corner of the Corbières AOC, where they find their namesake from the Cypress trees that line the route to their domaine. Here they have a dizzying array of trees, vegetables, and herbs alongside their vines. Since 2006 they've been farming organically and have since made the push to "zero-zero" wines (nothing added, nothing taken away) and we're all the...

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