2021 Le Temps des Cerises Jalava13522
WINEMAKER: Axel Prüfer
REGION: Languedoc, FR
"Due to the problems in his vineyard in 2018 Axel decided not to make some of his cuvées and, instead, combined them into new cuvées that reflected the season. He thought it worked so well that he used the same approach in 2021. He decided to pick his Cinsault vineyard three times and make two new cuvées. This wine was made from a number of the passes through the vineyard. This was followed by 10 days of carbonic maceration before pressing. This is a light, fresh wine made entirely from Cinsault that was matured in steel tanks. It is low in alcohol (10.5%) and can be served chilled like a rosé. It is perfect for drinking all year round." - Living Wines
Axel Prüfer was born and raised in East Germany but moved to France as a young man to take up a career in winemaking in a remote vineyard surrounded by forest. Because the forests are the natural habitat of wild boars, Axel collects human hair from the hairdressers in the local village and spreads it around the boundary of his vineyard. He says that the boar pick up the human scent from the hair and avoid the vineyard. The vineyard is a picture of health with spiderwebs everywhere and an amazing biodiversity on display.