|Grape/Varietal : Pineau d'Aunis, Menu Pineau, Pineau de la Loire (Chenin)||Color : Light-Red|
|Origin : France||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Loire||ABV : 13.61%|
|Vintage : 2020||Natural Factor: AB Organic|
Being a farmer implies bearing ecological responsibility; this is why Jean-Marie and Thierry Puzelat converted the estate to organic vine-growing as soon as 1996. Since being a winemaker implies offering singular, digestible wines, the vinifications are performed without oenological additives since 1994.
Grape harvest is performed by hand, in order to sort grapes and keep only healthy and ripe ones. The vinification process involves no input. Only very low doses of sulfites may be added upon bottling.
The vinifications, performed without any provision of yeasts, are quite long. Barrel ageing allows natural maturation and settling of the wine.
Only the wines aged in steel vats may be slightly filtered. Wines aged in tronconical tanks and barrels are bottled without any filtration.
For the Puzelats, making wine entails positioning as an intermediary between the soil and the glass of wine. Making the best of the parcels’ diversity. Imprinting the terroir’s and the vintage’s character. Offering vintages that express the place where they come from and the climate that witnessed their birth.
"Pineau d'Aunis/Menu Pineau/Pineau de la Loire (Chenin Blanc)/other. Tutti Frutti is a whimsically named field blend rosé from a small (under a hectare) parcel of centenarian vines of rare native Loire varieties in the Cher Valley of the Touraine (about 30 km. from Tue-Boeuf). The Puzelats discovered and sourced this fruit, which is in conversion to organic farming, for the first time in the 2019 vintage. The bunches were hand-harvested and direct-pressed into vat and co-fermented spontaneously with native yeasts and without sulfur. The wine was aged for a year and bottled without fining or filtering and with minimal sulfur. The production was miniscule."
Pairs Well With:
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