Le Joufflu 2018
90% Grolleau, 10% Pineau d'aunis
A medium-bodied red with wonderful texture, great combination of earthiness, a bit of spice and black fruit, like raisins and plum.
'Les Equilibristes' means tightrope walkers, and it's that gravity-defying sense of balance that Florent and Francois aim to achieve. Francois de Monval is a merchant and restaurateur in Paris, Florent Girou is a wine-grower and consulting oenologist in the Dordogne. Together they work with creative, independent growers to do something outside of their comfort zone, by creating new blends or focusing on neglected varietals. It's a collaborative process, from choosing the site to final bottling.