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After working for five years in Alsace, Elian returned to his native town and built a simple winery in Cocumont. He became the first winemaker to produce wines under the Cotes-du-Marmandais appellation. He produces biodynamic wines from Bordeaux varieties as well as local Abouriou. He uses native yeast fermentation and vinifies each parcel and grape variety separately.
Variety: Merlot 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Malbec 20%, Syrah 10%
Appellation: Côtes du Marmandais
Vinification: Merlot and Cabernets are 100% destemmed, while the Malbec and Syrah are left intact and fermented in open concrete tanks with light pigeages, leading to very gentle extractions. Maceration lasts for about 2-3 weeks. Each grape varietal is vinified separately with indigenous yeasts. Aged 20 months separately in vats, and then an additional 7 months after blending. Bottled without fining or filtration.
Notes: A structured wine with fine, silky tannins and complex and spicy aromas. The clay-gravel soil brings roundness with the tannins. Open and expressive in its youth, but holds very good aging potential. Excellent with a hearty casserole. It may serve you well to decant while young