2020 Les Cliquets
Talented Languedoc producer, Philippe Formentin, is Opi d’Acqui. Wines as charming as the name is mellifluous. This one in particular is Grenache Noir, grown on limestone. The Grenache macerates for three weeks, ageing in stainless steel, though with the whole bunch it never gets rich in colour, but oh so deep in texture. A splash of Vermentino brings apricot and peach and sherbetty acid. Wild strawberries and thyme.