Fleur has been on the French natural wine scene for a few years now. In 2016, after a year travelling with her friend Justine Saint Lo, the two publish "Pur Jus" (Pure Juice), a comic book about the natural wine producers they met along the way, followed by another volume about winemaking.
With 'Vins et Volailles', she takes over and rename the family business, a poultry specialist farm based in Dordogne, and starts co-producing and distributing limited editions of natural wines. Each label is designed by Justine, and they use the opportunity to call out on the overly patriarchal and misogynistic attitude of the wine industry and society at large.
Putes Feministes (Feminist Whores), a Gewurztraminer Muscat blend from Alsace, is a beautiful aromatic orange wine that wasn't fitting in Julien Albertus range. A queer - literally - wine that started Fleur and Justine's series of labels. With this Helmut Newton inspired drawing, they are calling all women to own the derogatory term, make it their own and turn it into an empowering feminist message of freedom and pride. Beyond pretty labels and word lies a genuine commitment to actions, and profits were donated to a charity supporting trans sex-workers.
Sorcières (Witches), a rich fruit forward Chablis by female winemaker Athénaïs de Béru, remind us all that women are still being refused to work at wineries, on the assumption that menstrual cycles may interfere with the wine production.
Each wines were produced in limited editions and we are very, very pleased to stock them. Limited availability!