Nicolas Carmarans ran a wine bar in Paris called Café de la Nouvelle Mairie for many years. He sold it to concentrate on his vineyard in Aveyron in the South West of France making wines from local grape varieties such as Fer Servadou, Negret de Banhars, Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc. The 3.3 ha of vines are farmed organically and in the cellar there is minimal intervention; native yeasts are used, there is no temperature control, minimal use of sulphur and no filtration.
A very fresh vin de soif, with lots of red berry fruits, delicate tannins, earth and spice notes on the palate with a graphite/slatey undertow and yeasty seasoning.
Producer Nicolas Carmarans
Origin Aveyron, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Grapes 100% Fer Servadou
Alcohol 11% ABV
Style Medium body young red
Bottle size 750ml
Winemaking Manual harvested, whole bunch. 16 days of carbonic maceration, fermented with indigenous yeast and matured in wooden vats and casks . No filtration or fining, minimal use of sulphur
Notes Natural, Organic