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Mylène Bru "Serve the Servant" Servant, Languedoc-Rousillon, France 2022

Mylène Bru "Serve the Servant" Servant, Languedoc-Rousillon, France 2022

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THE WINE:  A forgotten grape variety, Servant has a thick skin with an attractive amber-pink hue that allows it to harvested late. Organic.

2 small limestone terraces in the garrigue on well-exposed hillsides Mediterranean climate, hot and dry. North-facing.
Hand-harvested at maturity in late September,

Careful small press, fermentation lasts about 3 weeks. Aged on lees. Racking after racking, it clarifies naturally over a year and a half. Unfiltered.

THE PRODUCER:  Born in Sète and raised in the Corbières, Mylène has now settled north of the port town of Sète, along the Mediterranean Sea. She started without any electricity, on a small patch of soft, chalky limestone that is completely untouched, and shares no neighbors (and so no runoff). Her estate is a small one. The vineyards are covered in a local herb, 'garrigue', which impart an unmistakable savory flavor to her elegant, natural wines. She works biodynamically on a mere 5 hectares, where she grows a litany of different varieties like Tempranillo, Carignan, Cinsault, Syrah, Aubun, Chasselas, amongst others. These grapes are pristine, and Mylène fosters them into these incredible wines that are stuff of their dreams. There's nothing like listening to Mylène tell the story of her wines. It's a love story, through and through, and that's the criteria that matters most to us. Rita is an ode to Mylène's grandmother, and to Rita Hayworth. As a woman, Mylène wasn't welcome to take the reins for her winemaking family. Her passion and vision is all her own. These wines are her ideas. There are so many great wines out there, but the wines from Mylène has something we don't discuss enough in the natural wine community: a perspective, a human hand and heart that tells us a story about their beautiful place on the foothills of the Pyrenees.

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