"In Occitan poetry apparently Jauzimen means a joy realised, enjoyment marked by a delicate sensuality or a vivid pleasure (according to Tom Hills, the young man behind this project). Claude Gros consults. 45% Cinsault, 40% Grenache – 30 to 45 years old, 15% Syrah on schist. In organic conversion. Hand harvested. Very low sulphur additions. No malolactic conversion.
Only just gris-salmon pink; Moroccan colour! This vintage smells in some slight way more of winery than vineyard but it's a very racy, refreshing wine that's absolutely bone dry and is well balanced with some schist element insisting on the finish. An agreeable saltiness about this. Very firm, assertive, extremely long finish with a suggestion of quinine. A much finer rosé than most with the schist playing a most intriguing part. 12.5%