NV VDF 'Suspens'
*limited - only 60 bottles in Australia
A type of solera system with grapes from 2017, 2018 and 2019. Marsanne and Roussane from their own vines which are 5-25 years of age, and grow on rocky sandstone (granite of Tournon) and loess. This site is 200M above sea level. Direct press, aged in tank and various sized old wood, with the final year in Tinaja. Zero SO2. Only 646 bottles made. The horse on the label was drawn by Patricia - it's of Rémi's first horse whose name was Suspens.
Cloudy yellow colour. Vibrant and glows in the glass. Lime leaves and curry leaves, and you can smell the influence of the tinaja. Stem ginger and salinity. Very unique and natural. To taste it is very fresh and vibrant. The texture is viscous and mouth coating, without being thick. There is some residual sugar (3gm/l), which gives it a soft and easy appeal. The fruits are of preserved pears, peaches and apples. Dash of white pepper. The texture is divine, and the flavours are long. The acidity is low-medium. There are hints of sugared ginger, ever so slight. This is a really nice wine for Autumn and Winter. As it opens up it smells of preserved fruits - lot of pears and some honeyed lemons too. It is really alive and vibrant, yet soft and engaging at the same time. Layered and unapologetically unpolished, this is a unique wine that is left of field, but really enticing.