2020 VDF 'Prime'
A blend of Cinsault, Clairette blanche & Rose. This was a collaboration with David Teyssier from La Ferme du Cade. David grew the grapes and the Souliers made the wine. Everything is fermented separately and then blended in stainless steel. Aged for 6 months. Without added SO2.
This is big time summer glou glou. Light-medium red in colour. A little reductive on opening, but blows off with air. Wild raspberry and red cherry fruit, with mineral grunt. Lifted floral aromas at the edges. Small bubbles/gas for energy. Zing! Very fresh and smashable. Nice tart acidity to lift it. Smooth and easy to drink, with heaps of flavour. Wild berries and apples on the palate. There is some wild blueberry, shrub and black rock underneath it all. Some salt too. Simple but delicious. Crushable. Serve from the fridge!