|Grape/Varietal : Colombard||Color : White|
|Origin : France||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Alsace||ABV : 12%|
|Vintage : 2020||Natural Factor: Biodynamic|
Lisanne Van Son, sommelier turned winemaker, has had extensive wine experience in her native land, Holland and then in the UK and Belgium.
In 2013 she came to Montlouis and met Noella Morantin, working a few days a week in the vineyard and cellar. Lisanne credits Noella for helping her fall in love with winemaking. Over the subsequent next years she gained additional experience with other vignerons (winemakers), Bertrand Jousset & Tony Bainbridge in Anjou. At the time she was still living in Belgium and commuting to the Loire for vineyard stints, but this is when she knew she wanted her own project.
In March 2017 Lisanne made the move to Loire. She studied for a year, and even though she had now gained experience in the vines, she needed to attain the wine-school degree in order to be legally allowed to open a winery and obtain vineyards.
A very small quantity of wine was made in 2016 & 2017 from Cabernet Franc, allowing Lisanne the opportunity to hone her skills. Sonshine Vins was created and is established in an old troglodytic cave in Noizay, a short distance from the town of Amboise.
Purchasing only organic or biodynamic grapes from farmers for natural vinification, with the goal of buying a vineyard of her own one day.
Made from 100 % Colombard (cousin of Chenin), the grapes are handpicked. Pressed directly in the Gers and vinified in Noizay. Aged in tank. This wine is unfiltered. Fine character with lots of minerality and citrus fruit. The fresh acidity and light roundness in finish makes this wine vibrant to drink . The wine is named after the Banksia, an Australian native flower.
Pairs Well With:
Crab & asparagus pappardelle
Styx - Lady