2019 Jean-Pierre Robinot Fêtembulles
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. A pet nat of Chenin Blanc from his youngest vines, around twenty years old. This begins fermentation in cuve before being transferred to bottle where the wine spends around nine months on its lees before being disgorged by hand. Bone dry, lean and mineral, this offers serious refreshment with bright, apple notes and a clean, salty finish. Tutto Wines