Place: Saint Remy-du-Provence — Provence, FRA
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Carignan, Merlot
We were first introduced to Bastien Boutareaud four years ago by our mutual great friend: Brendan Keys (BK Wines) of Adelaide Hills notoriety. Like many great producers, Bastien was first a sommelier for more than ten years. His work took him on many trips through France and internationally (including Australia).
The ‘Garage’ wine he was producing soon graduated to a fledging commercial operation, albeit still very small, and in 2017 ‘La Ferme Viticole’ (The Wine Farm) was born. Bastien organically farms three unique sites, totalling a minuscule 2.5ha. The farming is undertaken organically, using horse and hoe and manual labour and no additives are added in the winery whatsoever. Likewise everything is bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Produced from two vineyards – Noves and Chateaurenard. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Carignan and a hint of Merlot. A powerful, structured, full bodied red that benefits for a small decant before drinking.