Domaine de Gimios is run by mother/son duo Anne-Marie and Pierre Lavaysse in Saint Jean de Minervois. They employ organic and biodynamic farming practices and are minimal interventionists when it comes to cellar work. Indigenous yeasts are always used and no sulphur is ever added.
Vinification: The "Rouge Fruit" is a blend of sixteen white and red indigenous varietals, all coplanted and cofermented. The wine is fermented using indigenous yeasts and is bottled unfined and unfiltered. No added sulphur.
Tasting: Though this wine contains the same grapes as its sister cuvee "Rouge de Causse," the Rouge Fruit is much lighter and much brighter than the former. Vibrant acidity, pretty, juicy red fruit and delicately herbal (the grapes are coplanted amongst herbs and wildflowers).