VDF Des Sens

Appellation: Vin de France. Cuvée: Des Sens. Colour: White. Grapes: Muscat à Petits Grains 20%, Macabeu 20%, Syrah 30%, Grenache Noir 30%. About: new in 2018, the Cuvée name is another word play to recall the cult 1976 Oshima Nagisa film Empire of the Senses, in French L’Empire des Sens, and in Japanese Ai no … Continue reading VDF Des Sens

VDF Margot

Appellation: Vin de France. Cuvée: Margot. Colour: Pale red. Grapes: Syrah 2/3, Muscat d’Alexandrie 1/3 About: To celebrate the birth of FX’s first daughter who arrived bang in the middle of his second harvest (while working full-time at Matassa, moreover), a fantastically unusual blend of just 300 bottles that turns out to be delicious, and … Continue reading VDF Margot

VDF Anima

Appellation: Vin de France. Cuvée: Anima. Colour: Red. Grapes: Grenache noir, Syrah and Mourvèdre a third each. About: FX Dauré’s second, big red, but still typical of his style for freshness and digestibility. Made by whole bunch carbonic maceration without any extraction. Vines Location: just south of Espira in the Roussillon. Size: 1.5 hectares. Age: … Continue reading VDF Anima

VDF Luminescence

Appellation: Vin de France Cuvée: Luminescence Colour: White Grapes: Muscat a Petit Grain, Muscat d’Alexandrie, et Macabeu About: FX Dauré’s first, and for now only, white is deliciously light in alcohol at under 11%. Made with skin contact, there’s a gentle astringency and cool freshness. Bottled after just three months. Vines Location: just south of … Continue reading VDF Luminescence