Information about the wine:
Flo Busch and Georg Meissner, long-time friends, have brought a remarkable project to life on their joint journey in the wine world: the Meibusch. This wine is the product of their great camaraderie and at the same time an embodiment of two divergent terroirs. The selected grape varieties, Carignan, Syrah and Grenache, triumph blessed with success at an age of 30 to 120 years. Their tale begins in the charming commune of Cassagnes in Roussillon, on granite and gneiss, where Grenache and Carignan are native. The move to the "Terrasses du Larzac" in Languedoc reveals the origins of Syrah and Carignan, which hold their own on a limestone scree soil. Gentle spontaneous fermentation and maceration in stainless steel tanks for a fortnight, followed by hand-operated pressing in a small basket press, completes the creative process. After nine months of ageing in stainless steel tanks, the wine is bottled by hand, unfined and unfiltered, with a total SO2 content of 28 mg. This elaborate spectacle inspires 900 bottles of delicious pleasure.
Enchanting garnet red, vividly accentuated by delicate hints of violet.
The 2021 Meibusch is a harmonious symphony of three aromatic grape varieties, favoured by the combination of two terroirs. Grenache comes charismatically to the fore, exuding notes of ripe raspberries and a hint of liquorice. After a brief breathing space, the bouquet becomes richer, deeper, with flashes of elderberries, blackberries, cherries, a hint of beetroot and earth, and a touch of garrigue. The finish is crowned by a pleasantly cool, stony note.
On the palate, the Meibusch trumps with astonishing freshness. It overflows with sour yet ripe cherry fruit, complemented by hints of red currant and, of course, blackberry. The essence of liquorice embodies warmth, while stony minerality, mint and a lively, almost taut acidity bring freshness that harmonises excellently with the fruit sweetness. The wine glides silkily across the palate and reveals itself to be balanced, lively and exceptionally juicy.
The wine harmonises particularly well with the following dishes:
- Mini calzone with ripe tomatoes, Kalamata olives and ricotta cheese
- Honey-roasted suckling pig accompanied by sweet citrus fruits and cherries
- Tender roasted sea bass served with caramelised fennel.
Paola Ponsich et Florian Busch, 1 Place de la Dysse, 34150 Montpeyroux, France