Our interpretation of “le temps”:
JE N’AI PAS LE TEMPS
I haven’t time
AVEC LE TEMPS
QUEL SALE TEMPS / QUEL BEAU TEMPS
What awful weather / what lovely weather
DE MON TEMPS
In my time
DE TEMPS EN TEMPS
EN MÊME TEMPS
At the same time
VIVRE AVEC SON TEMPS
To move with the times
TUER LE TEMPS
To kill time
PRENDRE LE TEMPS
To take time
This is, quite simply, what we have wanted to do with this cuvee, Temps de Lune.
To ‘take our time’ to put our feet up, to look up, and ponder the moon and the stars, exploring the mysterious yet natural universe and its cyclical cadences. Temps de Lune is harvested and vinified while taking into account the biodynamic lunar calendar and favouring ‘Fruit Days’. This is said to emphasize the aromatics of the wine. In every other respect, we have crafted this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon with minimal intervention, in small concrete vats, without adding any Sulphur.
Marie et Sylvie Courselle
GRAPE VARIETY : 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
SOIL : Gravel on clay
MATURATION : Vinification and ageing in small concrete vats, with no added sulphur.
TASTING NOTE : On the nose, very marked traces of soft black fruits (blackberries and black currants) but equally a spicy, lightly roasted side resembling mocha. The sensation in the mouth is fresh, with soft tannins and a hint of mint on the finish.
FOOD MATCHING : Marie suggests a platter of cured meats, shoulder of lamb, or vegetable lasagne.
Sylvie will serve this wine with red meats accompanied by a bilberry sauce, and perhaps even try the combination of a chocolate fondant and blackcurrant ice cream.