Grape varieties : merlot, castet and mancin
Surface Winery: 2,37 ha
Certification: organic wine (AB)
The WineryRED ISLAND
Rediscover the wines of Bordeaux with the different vintages ofAntonin Jamois of Winery de l'Île Rouge. Bordeaux wines in their purest form!
An extraordinary journey
Originally from the Bordeaux region, Antonin initially took a different path from that of the vine.
He then ran a small hotel with his wife, also in Madagascar, where he was an instructor in snorkelling. During his studies in agronomy, he already had in mind to make wine one day.
The setting up of Winery L'Ile Rouge
Antonin Jamois' vineyards
Antonin grows Merlot of course (because of Bordeaux) but he has also replanted Castets and Mancin, old Bordeaux grape varieties.
From the moment he set up his business, he has been working the vineyards in organic agriculture, and Winery has been certified since 2016. He is also inspired by certain principles of biodynamics and permaculture, particularly with regard to soil cover. To keep the soil alive, with regular inputs of organic matter.
"A soil needs to be covered, there is no such thing as naked soil in nature.
He has recently started planting trees at Winery, with a view to creating an agroforestry plot (vines and fruit trees)
Natural Bordeaux wines
Antonin works in his cellar as he does in the vineyards, as naturally as possible. The grapes are harvested by hand; in the cellar, the grapes are fermented using indigenous yeasts, the extractions are gentle and the wine is matured in vats or in barrels of several wines, depending on the vintages and Antonin's wishes. During the vinification, Antonin does not use any inputs and the wines are without added sulphite. Pure Bordeaux juice, yippee!!!
We are pleased to offer you a few vintages from Winery de l'Île Rouge, immediate vintages with fruit and freshness, as well as vintages refined by controlled barrel ageing. Superb juices: minerality, chewiness, complexity; lively and vibrant wines!