Clos Roussely Irreductible Pineau d’Aunis

$36.00

2 in stock

Vintage: 2021
Region: Loire Valley, France
Viticulture: Organic
Grape Varieties: 100% Pineau d’Aunis

Clos Roussely Irreductible Pineau d’Aunis is a chillable, quaffable, wine from an obscure Loire Valley variety. Light and round with notes of red fruit and pepper.

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2 in stock

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About Clos Roussely Irreductible Pineau d’Aunis

Clos Roussely Irreductible Pineau d’Aunis is a chillable, quaffable, wine from an obscure Loire Valley variety. Light and round with notes of red fruit and pepper. Lively wild strawberries, an earthy undertone, and a dash of pepper keep everything fresh and savory. The tannins are supple and light.

About Vincent Roussely

In 2001, Vincent Roussely became the fourth generation of his family to own the Clos Roussely, a castle in the village of Angé sur Cher in the Loire Valley, that his great-grandfather bought and turned into a winemaking facility in 1917. When he took over, Vincent resumed full control of the vineyards and winemaking space (his grandfather and father had rented out the vineyards and cellar to build a négociant wine company). The estate is located in the best areas of the Touraine and Touraine-Chenonceaux appellations, covering 8 hectares of certified organic vineyards on soils of clay and tuffeau limestone with large flint deposits. Vincent does not use herbicides, pesticides, or chemicals and prides himself on protecting plant and animal diversity within the local ecosystem.

About Pineau d’Aunis

Pineau d’Aunis is a dark-skinned wine grape variety whose story began in the Loire Valley in the Middle Ages. Despite once being popular with royalty on both sides of the English Channel, the variety is now increasingly rare, and is limited to a role in the rosés and light reds of the central Loire.

Pineau d’Aunis is valued for the gently peppery spiciness it brings to the area’s rosé wines, a role mirrored by the Carignan and Tibouren used to make the famous rosé wines of Provence. When the elements grant the Loire a vintage with warm weather more akin to that found in Provence, Pineau d’Aunis is also capable of producing distinctive and interesting red wines.

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