Le Vin Est une Fête

Le Vin Est une Fête

Appellation: Côtes du Marmandais
Varietal: Abouriou, Cabernet Franc & Merlot
Vineyards: Multiple parcels with various exposures
Average age of vines: 20 - 25 years
Principal soil type: Clay/silt over grey clay base

As the name indicates, the emphasis here is on pleasure, forward fruit and freshness. The delicate tannins are reflective of the varietals in question rather than a rigourous extration process. The emphasis on fruit points to a wine intended to be consumed in its youth, among friends, during the happy hour or as a companion for uncomplicated meals.

In order to meet the demand for this cuvée, grapes are purchased from a companion viticulteur and grown in accord with Da Ros' guidelines. As such, it is the only wine in Elian's catalog not entirely composed of domaine fruit and not certified organic.

As the name suggests, a wine for any occassion. Emphasis on dark yet bright, primary fruits, mineral accents and a delicate structure. Beaujolais meets the Southwest.

Le Vin Est une Fête fact sheet (PDF)



Montagne de Reims Emmanuel Brochet Côte des Bars Domaine Marie Courtin Valleé de la Marne Flavien Nowack
Côtes du Marmandais Élian Da Ros
Terrasses du Larzac Domaine du Pas de L’Escalette Saint Chinian Domaine Rimbert

Coucou Blanc60% Sauvignon Blanc with 30% Semillon and the balance Sauvignon Gris. A white wine atypic for the region and an hommage to his time spent in Alsace.

Abouriou90% Abouriou with 10% Merlot. Vinified by semi-carbonic maceration, which is to say, whole cluster fermentations with occassional punch downs.

Le Vin Est une FêteThe emphasis is on fruit and freshness here so no rigourous extration. Majority Merlot with Cabernet Franc and Abouriou supporting roles…

Le Vignoble d’ÉlianPrimarily Cabernet Franc, with some Merlot and Syrah. The deft use of Syrah here adds a note of Northern Rhône meets Bordeaux.

Chante CoucouIssued from a clay based, gravelly soils and mirroring a wine one might expect to find in Saint-Emilion or Pomerol, this is a wine marked by plush dark, berry fruit and a soft, seductive texture.

Clos BaqueyBy any measure a grand and complex wine. Dark concentrated fruit, wild herbs and minerality build a rich aromatic profile while fine and well integrated tannins extend the palate…

Sua Sponte30% Sauvignon Blanc and 70% semillon of which 50% is Botrytised.