This cuvée is called the original because it comes from the first vines Simon worked on and the first wine he ever made. Dark, rich and completely natural.Dark brooding fruits to start, stewed plums but with just a hint of cranberry. Super dry tannin & oak structure.
A protegée of the great Olivier Cousin and avid devotée to horse ploughing, Simon Busser farms 5 ha of Malbec, Merlot and Tannat on the Lot River, outside Cahors. The influence of his mentor is clear in Simon's biodynamic rituals.
In lieu of copper, he applies fermented teas and local plant extracts such as garlic, willow and nettle on the vines. The vineyard is relatively flat and benefits from free draining soil, long warm days and cool nights which give the wines the complexity they deserve under the guidance of such a talented vigneron. Fruit is de-stemmed and fermented in concrete. Old oak is used for ageing.
Simon Busser L'Originel 2016