Jean-Pierre Robinot - 2020 (Les Vignes de l’Ange Vin) Le Regard

2020 (Les Vignes de l’Ange Vin) Le Regard

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Variety
Pineau d’Aunis
Region
Loire Valley, France
Volume
750ml

Pineau d’Aunis grape is a variety when in the right hands, is all finesse and grace. Gentle tannins that always take you on a trip to this slightly herbal, apple seed like bitterness, flushed with charming pink and red fruit. Le Regard was fermented with whole bunches and then aged in fibreglass tanks for about nine months before being bottled and rested for some time before release. There are some names in the halls of natural wine fame that ring true throughout the world - Cornelissen for M...Read More...

Pineau d’Aunis grape is a variety when in the right hands, is all finesse and grace. Gentle tannins that always take you on a trip to this slightly herbal, apple seed like bitterness, flushed with charming pink and red fruit. Le Regard was fermented with whole bunches and then aged in fibreglass tanks for about nine months before being bottled and rested for some time before release.

There are some names in the halls of natural wine fame that ring true throughout the world - Cornelissen for Mount Etna, Radikon for Oslavia, Cantina Giardino for Campania…and certainly Jean-Pierre Robinot for the Loire Valley. Well into his 70’s Robinot still has an infectious enthusiasm like a person built for bringing out the passion in others. In his youth, he opened one of Paris’s first natural wine bars, L’Ange Vin, and founded one of France’s most long standing wine magazines - Rouge et Blanc. Eventually, he sold the bar and quit the words, and in the early 2000’s, bought a vineyard and started making wines himself. Situated between Le Mans and Tours in the Loire Valley, he is one of the most exciting vignerons working with Chenin Blanc and Pineau d’Aunis (the Loire’s forgotten red varietal) that are beyond enchanting. Wild and beguiling, they are wines you must try if you consider yourself any kind of natural wine enthusiast.

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