“Vine growing and wine are in my blood. With my native Burgundian background, Magellan was an opportunity to write my own story. The Languedoc offers new terroirs, grape varieties and challenges. Now after 20 years of living the land, I relish each new vintage and in doing so have been privileged to now make wines that I enjoy, mirroring both my culture and second home.” – Bruno Lafon
The wine’s name, Le Fruit Défendu, translates to “The Forbidden Fruit” in French, alluding to both the Story of Creation and the new “Garden of Eden”. The status of organic products and eco-friendly wines have both been categorized at times as being only for the hobbyist. However, like Eve in the Garden, once tasted, a new empowerment is realized.
Le Fruit Défendu Rouge expresses a complex terroir with unfussy winemaking, provoking the full ripe flavors from Carignan, Grenache, and Syrah with levity and grace. The wine shows punchy cherry and blueberry notes, with a lush and immediate profile. The perfect complement to all grilled foods as well as game birds such as roast guinea fowl.