2018 VDF 'Pile'
A blend of 70% Mondeuse from Savoie and 30% Gamay from Bugey. From 30 and 40 year old vines respectively, both clay and limestone. One week maceration for the Mondeuse, 3 weeks for the Gamay. Aged in old barrels for 9 months. Zero SO2.
This has such a beautiful savoury edge as soon as you smell it. Lifted woody herbs, black wild fruits, currants and cranberry. Very expressive, no sulfites for the win. It’s dark, but bright. So heavenly. In the mouth it’s fresh with a lifted texture. There are beautiful savoury notes, and its quite perfumed in the mouth too. Goes on and on. Damn, she’s talented. Nice tension, acidity, mid palate is fine but perfect, some hidden spice. Everything is so well balanced. The finish is so nice. Cherry fruit, savoury twist. Yum yum yum! Some exotic notes in there too. Unidentifiable expressions that keep you searching and coming back for more.