2019 La Lune Amphores
The king of the Anjou is back!
Humble, influential and special, Mark Angeli needs no introduction. His philosophies let alone wines are next level. The vineyard, which he refers to as a ‘farm’ rather than ‘domaine’ is managed like its own little planet. Following biodynamic principles it is self sufficient, and sustainable. Cows, chickens, bees, and various other crops all work together with the vines. If he needs to use any sulfur, it’s one that is originally derived from volcanoes rather than petrochemicals. Also named La Lune due to the shape of the vine (looks like a moon), the difference between this cuvee and Mark’s other La Lune is that this Chenin is aged in amphora, and buried on the ground for at least a year. Rounder and more layered, the minerality can really be seen. Shoot for the moon.