2018 Tutti Frutti Ananas D'rain, D'rain
"Domaine Derain is a biodynamic producer in Burgundy with vines in a number of different Burgundian appellations. Dominique Derain started his career making wine barrels but decided, instead, to study winemaking in Beaune. In 1988 he and his wife Catherine purchased 5.5 hectares of vineyards in Saint-Aubin just south of Beaune and began tending the vines biodynamically and making their wines in a non-interventionist way as well.
This year we have a tiny quantity of a unique wine vinified by Dominique Derain with Tutti Frutti Ananas, itself a collaboration between a group of winemakers based in Banyuls-sur-Mer, and working from Les 9 Caves – one of the most treasured natural wine addresses in the south of France. Called Dr’ain Dr’ain, it’s a juicy blend, mainly of Grenache with a little Syrah. This wine was vinified at 9 Caves and then taken back to Saint Aubin where it was bottled." – Importer notes