2020 VDF 'Pile'

Grain par Grain

Regular price $85 750ml Sale

70% Mondeuse 30% Jacquère from Bugey, in the commune of Leyzieu. The plot is called Cree, and is made up of clay and limestone soils. Three weeks maceration, then pressed in a vertical ratchet press. Aged in old barrels for nine months. Not fined or filtered, and no added SO2. 'Pile' for the game Pile or Face (Heads or tails). Two versions/sides of Mondeuse.

The 2020 is slightly darker than 2019. Similar nose of light berries and watermelon rind, with a few wild savoury notes. A little VA lift, and a little grunt. Reminds me of some wines from Aurélien Lefort. To taste it has energy and is a little wild. Cherries, spice, little berries and that watermelon rind note. A little more power than 2019, but still relatively easy going. The texture is quite dense while remaining light. Sweet fruit and good flavour. Good dry extract on the finish too.

Mondeuse & Jacquère
2020 VDF 'Pile'