Domaine Frédéric Brouca Foulage Gaulois Skin Contact Viognier VDF 2018
  • Orange Wine
  • Viognier
  • Natural, Organic, Vegan-Friendly
  • Dry
  • Full Bodied
  • 750ml

Domaine Frédéric Brouca Foulage Gaulois Skin Contact Viognier VDF 2018

Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Regular price $29.95per bottle ($359.40per case)
12 bottles per case
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Floral & Textured

Frederic Brouca is largely self-taught and took no formal courses on viticulture or winemaking. His concept of growing grapes and winemaking focuses on reducing human intervention in the processes, and making it as natural as possible.

Foulage Gaulois is Fred's very first skin contact wine. It is made from a single vineyard planted with 25-year old Viognier vines in Gabian, Languédoc. 100% destemmed and fermented on the skins, this wine ages for 10 months in amphorae. On the nose, it has vibrant aromas of apricot, jasmine flowers, honey, candied orange peel and shaved ginger. On the palate it is full bodied, structured and texture, with a well balanced acidity that gives it freshness.

Perfect to enjoy on its own, with cured cheeses and dried fruits; or with spicy food.

About the Winery

Domaine Frédéric Brouca

Frédéric grew up in Normandy and met his Canadian wife Elaine at university in Lille, Northern France. They live a nomadic lifestyle (Canada, India, Singapore and USA) though Frédéric spends about half of his time in Faugères. Since early age, Frédéric had a calling for farming and the fierce desire to become a winegrower. After completing a Masters Degree in Finance in 2001, Frédéric went back to college for a Sommelier diploma and started his career as a Burgundy wine broker.

In late 2012, Frédéric and Elaine were fortunate to take over 25 acres of old vines in Faugères, organically farmed for twenty years and deeply rooted in schist soils.

2013 was the inaugural vintage for Domaine Frédéric Brouca. In his modest winery in the village of Laurens, Frédéric is creating a new vision for Faugères wines; fresh, vibrant and made without artifice. Nothing revolutionary, simply returning to our grandparent's ideology of farming and winemaking to craft 'Vins Vivants'. The Faugères Appellation is in the heart of Languedoc in the Hérault department. Here, winemaking dates back to the Greek times and was developed during the Roman Era. It wasn't until the early 1900's, however, that the wines became more widely known for its unique schist soils and moderate Mediterranean climate. These villages are heavily reliant on wine as an important part of their culture and economy.

The area is stunning with mountain views and close proximity to the Mediterranean Sea (20 miles / 30 kms). Faugères has a long history of responsible farming. It boasts the highest percentage of organic vineyards for any AOC in all of France with almost 50% of farmers making the choice.