LES BORIES JEFFERIES, JUS DE CAILLOU 2019
Les Bories Jefferies, Jus De Caillou 2019
This is a lovely Carignan, with a very long maceration, the Carignan was bought from a volcanic plateau near Fos (about 10k from here). The only time Joe has bought fruit, as in 2019 he lost nearly all of his own grapes. Antony Tortul of La Sorga found the fruit, which as it was on a volcanic plateau has a similar character to his own Carignan.
It had a total of 24 months on skins (its own skins plus 2 successive batches of our own carignan skins = three lots of 8 months). But despite this it is actually very light in colour and structure (skins and stalks sucked tannins and colour back up). The carignan v deep with spicy aromatics. He blended 60% carignan with 40% of the grenache noir, gris and Cinsault from 2021 to give fruit and freshness. Is tasting good, but will age with aplomb.