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Julien Pineau

VdF Rouge 'Sucettes a l'Aunis' 2020

$38.00

VdF Rouge 'Sucettes a l'Aunis' 2020

Julien Pineau

VdF Rouge 'Sucettes a l'Aunis' 2020

$38.00

Soil: Clay and limestone.
Grape: Pineau d'Aunis
Age of Vines: 80-90 years old
Vinification: 2 week, whole-cluster maceration in fiberglass tanks. Minimal sulfur added at the beginning of fermentation, none at bottling.

- Louis Dressner


We just got back from the Loire Valley and I was reminded that it's one of the most magical places on earth. The entire region is screaming out with abundance and with the unseasonably warm weather it was covered in a lush green. The 'Sucettes a l'Aunis' 2018 is from Julien Pineau, who farms six hectares on the famous Clos Roche Blanche site. I opened this the night after I got back from France and could have cried. It's so beautiful and it reminds me that this remains one of my favorite sites in the Loire Valley. It's 100% Pineau d'Aunis done whole cluster with a two week maceration. Pair with FKA Twigs for a "menancing incandescence" moment. 

-Rebekah