2018 Jean-Pierre Robinot Regard
For lovers of real wine, the name Jean-Pierre Robinot and his story are legendary.
Jean-Pierre farms a total of seven hectares of land across two appellations, Jasnières and the Coteaux-du-Loir. The vines are planted over a mix of red clay, limestone and silex and are tended organically, with the majority of treatments coming in the form of infusions of wild plants such as nettles and ferns. Parcels are harvested by hand individually and fermentations take place in the labyrinth of ancient limestone caves beneath the vines. They go slow and steady and can often last months, even years. Pineau d’Aunis from thirty year old vines planted over this wonderful terroir. This is the only wine where Jean-Pierre eschews the use of oak and instead grapes are fermented with whole bunches for a fortnight and aged in cuve for just nine months. As such it is always the most immediate of his reds. This is taut and sapid, heady with fresh pepper and wild fruits, a wine of infinite charm. Tutto Wines