Newsletter: Les Foulards Rouges 2-Pack

Newsletter: Les Foulards Rouges 2-Pack

They are back! The last and only time we've been able to offer these wines, they sold out within the hour. But what really took me by surprise was the amount of requests for re-orders: nearly everyone who purchased these special wines, feverishly wanted more. And for good reason, they are some of the most unique and delicious wines from Southern France.   

My first taste of Les Foulards Rouges was unforgettable, one of those revelatory wine moments. Never had I tasted wines from the Languedoc like this. The vibrancy, delicacy and detail in these wines was incomprehensible for vines grown in such an arid, blistering climate.  

Here, mere miles from the Mediterranean and the Spanish border, long-time friends Jean-François Nicq and Bijan Mohamadi make just a handful of some of the most thrilling and captivating red wines in France. These are those rare wines whose strength and depth are equally matched by ebullient fragrance and seamless elegance. Special wines indeed. 
'Les Vilains' 2022 $36.99

A blend of Carignan and Grenache, 80 year-old vines grown on a single plot of granite and sand, yielding a measly 20hl/ha. The hand-harvested grapes ferment whole cluster for two weeks before being racked into used oak barrels to age until the spring. Everything is hand-bottled for release, un-fined and unfiltered.

An opulent, dark, luscious nose of blackberries and blueberries with earthy, herbal thyme, rosemary and leather undertones. The palate overflows with more dark fruit and clove-y spice, yet with serious freshness and a touch of tannic grip. This is a classic chill-able red, delicious as an aperitif, but at home with all manner of grilled foods. 
'Frida' 2022 $49.99

A fascinating blend of three small parcels on one hillside, with Carignan and Grenache planted at the top, and Grenache Gris and Grenache Blanc at the bottom. The vines all grow on a deep mix of sand and granite, with less top-soil found at the top of the hill. De-stemmed and co-fermented for three weeks, the wine is aged in used 500L barrels before bottling in the spring without fining or filtering.

This is a wild, kaleidoscopic mix of ripe cherry, strawberry, blood orange and pink peppercorn. The palate's freshness is matched only by the serious, layered and deeply concentrated flavors. Firm tannins and rocky minerals keep the wine grounded, and vibrancy perfectly in check. A succulent, magical wine full of verve and energy. 
Childhood friends Jean-François Nicq and Bijan Mohamadi settled in the southern-most tip of France in January 2001, after Jean-François had spent 12 years as a winemaker in the Rhône. With nothing but a mule and 9 hectares of vines, the pair set out with a simple goal: to make the purest wines possible. The farming is certified organic, the grapes are all hand-harvested, and the wines are always bottled by hand without fining or filtering.

Today with more than 20 hectares of vines, Foulards Rouges is, to put it bluntly, the real deal.
Les Foulards Rouges 2-Pack  - $86.98


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Justin Coleman
Monarch Wine Merchants



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