2016 VDF 'R2L'O' (Magnum)
Certified biodynamic. 45% Pineau d’Aunis, 45% Gamay, 10% Pinot Noir. Co-macerated (whole bunch) for 18 days. Fermentation and élevage completed in demi-muid and barriques for one year. Zero SO2.
Deep nose, slightly gamey but not feral. The pineau d’aunis characteristics more prominent this time. Darker berries, and a touch of baking spice on the nose, all the notes being quite lifted and aromatic. In the mouth, jubey, fresh, saturating fruits with super fine tannins, and that silex/limestone influence again. So fleshy and flavourful, but in a refined and lifted type way. Tannins quite lingering, but not puckering, just super fine. Slightly spicy and peppery, light and lifted, but with lots of depth. Lots of tension on the finish too. Yum, so tasty! I think best with food too. It is kind of wild, like venison in a forest. But it’s not funky in any way - just well balanced and complex, with lots of charm and super delicious!