Jean-Pierre Robinot - 2020 (l’Opera des Vins) L’As les Années Folles Pet’Nat

2020 (l’Opera des Vins) L’As les Années Folles Pet’Nat

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

Petillant as petillant should. Chenin Blanc and Pineau d’Aunis. A medley of quince, sour cherries and a tonic like bitterness. Little slick of honey and thyme. The grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Jasnieres appellation but they do not seek endorsement from the appellation committee, preferring to label the wine as Vin de France. 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...Read More...

Petillant as petillant should. Chenin Blanc and Pineau d’Aunis. A medley of quince, sour cherries and a tonic like bitterness. Little slick of honey and thyme. The grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Jasnieres appellation but they do not seek endorsement from the appellation committee, preferring to label the wine as Vin de France.

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 70s 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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