2019 VDF 'Brise d'Aunis'
100% Pineau d’Aunis. Destemmed, then carbonic maceration for 6-8 days. Aged in tank for 7 months. 15mg SO2. Only a tiny allocation this year as frosts devastated the vines.
Amazing light-medium colour. Super clean, with a mighty expressive perfume. This is just delightful to smell! Fresh, aromatic, super lifted. To taste it is extremely fine. Sweet fruit at the front, with a hint of white pepper and savoury starting to come through at the back. At the moment this is a joyous glou glou summer wine, but it will be interesting to taste it over the next few months. Very well made. Superb, light and free. So easy to drink, and extremely tasty. The perfume is even more staggering with air. So aromatic. It’s very light, fresh, smooth and easy. Little details and tannins start to come through later on, but they are very refined. This would have to be one of the best light reds going around this summer - pity there's not much. Don't miss it. Serve slightly chilled.