A.O.C Fleurie “Cayenne”:
There used to be a very famous French Penal Colony in the city of Cayenne. In English the Penal Colony was known as “Devil’s Island”. In French culture the name Cayenne is as recognizable and mythical as the name “Alcatraz” is in American culture. The penal colony at Cayenne was infamous as a Hard Labor prison.
Julie named this wine “Cayenne” because the vineyard site where her vines are located is very rough and difficult terrain to have to work and cultivate. She often felt like she was doing “hard labor” as she worked the soil and tended her vines. It felt like she was one of the prisoners in the old Cayenne prison camp! That is why she named her wine Cayenne!