The “Champs Pentus” by Domaine Frédéric Brouca is made with Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan grapes from 30-plus year old certified organic vines in Languedoc-Roussillon. The grapes are handpicked, and undergo élevage in both stainless and neutral French oak barrels for about 10 months. A truly enjoyable wine, it reflects a deep, almost-purple color, and an ABV of about 14%.
It’s savory and rich on the nose, with notes of dark fruit. On the palate, you get vibrant flavors of dark fruits, with notes of pepper, and a long, clean finish.
Frédéric Brouca grew up in Normandy, and lived a nomadic lifestyle with his Canadian wife, Elaine, with the bulk of his time spent in Faugeres. From an early age, Frédéric had loved farming, and had expressed his desire to become a winemaker. In 2001, after he completed his Masters Degree in Finance, he went back to school to gain a Sommelier diploma. This was the start of his wine career.
The Broucas took over 25 acres of vines in Faugeres in 2012, and in 2013, their inaugural vintage was created. Domaine Frédéric Brouca is a modest winery, fueled by the concept of reducing human intervention in the growing and winemaking process. Their wines are fresh and vibrant, made simply and without any revolutionary risk-taking. The success of their wines is thanks to letting nature run its course; to a simple return to good, honest farming.
Store unopened red wines in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 16 to 18°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.