Domaine Frédéric Brouca / June 2015

Year's best Languedoc-Roussillon. 2013 Faugères Samsò Seuille Cinsault Frédéric Brouca worked as a wine marketer and consultant in Canada before buyng 25 acres of vines in Faugères with his wife, Elaine, in 2012. This 2013 is their first vintage, 100 percent cinsault off organically farmed 40 years old bush vines growing on schist. They pressed most of the fruit in whole bunches, let it ferment without added yeast, and left it for 10 months in stainles steel. The result is bright and cool, all tangy cranberry fruit and orange acidity, with a touch of cedar and leather on the finish; It's juicy and palate whetting-or, as one taster put it, "happy wine". Domaine Frédéric Brouca $25.