Anathème Rouge 2020
Nimes, Languedoc, France
Aramon, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan
Red cherries and a subtle iron-like minerality. Bright, bright, juicy-juice. Crushable park-hang kind of wine.
Just 20km outside of Nimes, Thierry Forestier cultivates 12 ha of magnificent terroir in the small village of Souvignargues. He's another outsider story of a devoted, passionate, and incredibly erudite winemaker who found himself in the Languedoc, in one of our favorite small plots of granite, clay and sand, on hillsides surrounded by boxwoods and oaks that make for incredible biodiversity. It's a stunning place where Thierry places a massive emphasis on soil diversity and health. It's good fruit he's after, and then a light touch in the cellar. The old vines benefit from a microclimate carried by the Vidourle river and the Aigoual massif. Thierry’s mission is only to manifest this beauty as authentically as possible, so he works totally naturally in the fields and in the cellar. Never using pesticides or herbicides, and never any oneological corrections in the cellar – beautiful wines from a beautiful place.