Who has ever met a three-legged goat? 🐐 Not unless he had a terrible accident. The name is apparently a parody of a wine called "le mouton à cinq pattes", which is the official trademark for a cheap wine sold in local supermarkets in the Languedoc. Wim Wagemans clearly has a sense of humor, and has a small wine estate in the Orb Valley beyond Lamalou les Bains in Mons-la-Trivalle. He is originally from Belgium. In 2005 he started looking for a nice place to live and grow some vines. He was a civil servant and ending up in Mons-la-Trivalle in 2006. He sensed that the valley would be a good place to grow grapes; the nights are cooler than in much of the rest of the Languedoc, but there weren't that many vineyards here.
Wim was looking for freedom, for an opportunity for creativity, and there is no doubt that he explores all possibilities in his wines. The blends can vary from year to year. Sometimes he de-stems, sometimes he doesn't. He uses only wild yeast, and tries to keep the use of sulfur to an absolute minimum. Since 2013 even zero sulphites!! The vineyard is quite high, at 305 meters, on clay and limestone; there is a lot of clay, so the soil is cold, and the vines are exposed to a cold north wind.
An "orange wine" from Le Bouc a trois pattes is always a treat! Perdu dans les dunes which means lost in the sand dunes is a soft orange with so much flavor. Delicious with spicy veg dishes but it certainly doesn't look out of place with fatty fish like salmon.