Jean-Pierre Robinot Les Années Folles 2020

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Jasnières, Loire, France
Pineau d'Aunis
Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, no additional sulphites
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Jean-Pierre is something of a notorious character in the world of wine due to his idiosyncratic methods and seemingly boundless energy. You see his table getting mobbed at wine fairs every time without fail, pouring bottle after bottle into expectant glasses until there isn't a drop left. Les Années Folles is one of Robinot's famously delicious petillants, a looser style of sparkler that starts its fermentation in tank and finishes in bottle under the closure of the crown cap, where the lees sits for over a year before being disgorged. This is made from a direct press of Pineau d’Aunis that began fermentation in cuve, spent nine months on lees in bottle and was disgorged by hand. A beautiful shade of peach, the delicate bubbles carry varietal notes of red fruit, minerals and white pepper. A fantastic example of the genre..  Absolutely no additions at any point in the process from vine to bottle - a true natural wine from an infamous producer. Get acquainted.