2016 VDF 'Brise d'Aunis'
100% Certified organic Pineau d’Aunis. Grapes taken from 2 parcels, one planted in 2009 and one in 1969. Both parcels have schist soils. Grapes destemmed by hand, then a very short 7-day maceration. Bottled in April 2017 with a tiny amount of SO2.
Light and fresh with all the spicy Pineau d’Aunis characters we’ve come to expect. Nice structure too, for a light wine. Serve chilled. Fragrant and lifted. Cocoa and musky pepperiness. Always reminds me of dark green fresh forest smells for some reason. Savoury, lots of mid palate. Nice schisty tension. Very crunchy, apple skin tannins. Dark forest berries, spicy and peppery. Yum. Really, really good!