2017 Le Temps de Cerises La Capitulation Ne Paie Pas!
This is a bit complicated! In the last couple of years the wine from Axel which sells most quickly is Brutal (sometimes called Fatal Brutal), his super-fresh and light Cinsault, that’s always between 10 and 11% alcohol. Axel’s decided to mix things up a bit this year. The whole idea of the Brutal project (many winemakers make a Brutal) is that it was to be something unexpected and he thinks now his Brutal no longer unexpected. The old Brutal now has a permanent name. It’s called “La Capitulation Ne Paie Pas”, based on a journal cover / poster from the resistance during the 1968 protest movement. (The translation is Capitulation does not Pay – very Axel!) So, if want to order what you think of as Brutal this is what you need to order. This year it is 10.93% and, as always, is best served chilled like a rosé. Living Wines