2020 VDF 'Counoise' (Magnum)

Les Frères Soulier

Regular price $185 1500ml Sale

100% Counoise – except this is a blanc de noirs wine. It’s a forgotten local variety that the brothers planted in 2015 when they created their farm – massale selection from old vines in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Direct press, and then aged in old oak for 6 months without topping up. Not fined or filtered. Zero SO2. 11% alc.

Straw yellow colour, with a tiny tinge of peach. Beautiful fresh nose. Clear and clean. Subtle aromas of pears, and a hint of oyster shells. Gets quite mineral with air. Restrained rather than aromatic. Fresh in the mouth, with a mix of yellow apple, peach, and a touch of strawberry. It's really juicy, with a mild texture and lovely clean acidity – very well integrated, low-medium. A little spicy and mineral on the back palate. Very soft, smooth and easy to drink.

2020 VDF 'Counoise' (Magnum)