2015 Julien Pineau Les Sucettes A L'Aunis
Julien Pineau took over a portion of the famous estate Clos Roche Blanche – 2015 was his first vintage. From 80-90 year old vines, grown on clay, limestone and silex soils. Biodynamic farming. Whole bunches, macerated for 2 weeks in fibre glass tanks. Tiny amount of sulfur added at beginning of fermentation, none at bottling. Very bright, with a hint of CO2 which adds freshness and acts as a preservative. Lots of strawberries and frankincense. This is a lighter style of pineau d’aunis, to be served chilled like a white. Be careful – it is very addictive!