Nicolas Carmarans ‘Minimus’

Nicolas Carmarans ‘Minimus’ – a soaring song of praise, brimming over with unbridled energy. Carmarans brings us a somewhat more robust rosé; structured and taut, it mercilessly swarms over one’s palette. Blending Fer Servadou and Negrette (both of which undergo a gentle direct press), the juice spontaneously ferments in old oak barriques. As per usual, the grapes are hand-harvested and the vines manually ploughed. What the lucky glugger is left with is a slightly saline, subtly floral vessel of fresh and poached fruit. Delicate wafts of brined red meat accompany wild raspberry and poached rhubarb. Subsequently, crunchier red fruits tickle the palette as nuanced notes of pink peppercorns thread a warming by-line. Finally, a cleansing, terroir-driven minerality lingers and detoxes.

Carmarans has vines planted on the decomposed granitic soils of Northern Aveyron. Previously, he ran the renowned Parisian wine bar Café de la Nouvelle Mairie- it, as its name suggests, acts as a meeting place for like-minded folks to bask in good company and better wines. Having sold it in the mid-2000s to focus on his vineyard, he concentrates his efforts on tending to small, indigenous varietals and works to lend them the limelight. Displays of fervent passion and humble chasms of knowledge have allowed the vigneron to cultivate an honest reputation. He continues to explore these grapes’ natures, henceforth allowing his cuveés to evolve in beguiling fashions each year.

Nicolas Carmarans ‘Minimus’ – a delightfully balanced and precise expression of this unshackled region. Undoubtedly, a true treat for the senses that never fails to impress.

Additional information

Grape

Fer Servadou/Negrette

Colour

Rosé

Region

Aveyron

Bottle Size

75cl

Nicolas Carmarans ‘Minimus’ – Delicate wafts of brined red meat accompany wild raspberry and poached rhubarb. Crunchier red fruits tickle the palette as nuanced notes of pink peppercorns precede a cleansing, terroir-driven minerality lingers and detoxes.

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