2017 VDF 'L'Air' (Magnum)
100% Pineau d’Aunis. 20% whole bunch, short maceration in fibreglass. Transferred to old barrels for 18 months. Zero SO2. Made in tiny quantities - only 48 bottles and 18 magnums were allocated for Australia.
Ah, that smell... Pineau d'Aunis is so unique, and when you have a wine of this quality with no SO2, you get all the beautiful characteristics and more. Pretty, floral and spicy, with wild strawberries and boysenberries. Its exotic incense-like perfume gives it so much interest. Supple texture and easy to drink. It's light, yet has depth. So fresh and detailed, with fine tannins that linger gently on the finish. A stunning example of the variety, not to be missed. Serve slightly chilled.