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Ad Vinum

Ad Vinum BIM VDF Rouge 2019


no added sulfur

Country: France

Region: Rhone

Type: Red Wine

Grape: Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvèdre

Originally from Normandy, Sébastien Chatillon went to university for about 4 months before deciding it was dull and not for him. Questioning his life path, he tried out many jobs. He sold candy, worked in stables and led rock bands.

Sébastien often ended the evening at his friend’s dad’s wine cave, drinking until the early morning hours. He liked wine and figured if he was going to drink it until dawn, then maybe he should learn how to make it. He moved to the Loire Valley and worked with René Mosse in Anjou for four years before taking an opportunity in Paris to become head sommelier at the acclaimed restaurant, Le Chateaubriand, at the age of 25. In 2016, after working as the head sommelier there for seven years, Sébastien moved to Vallabrix in the Gard to start Ad Vinum.

Bim is slang for “word” or “dope”, and this wine was created to commemorate the natural wine festival called Bim that he also started. Bright and juicy, this wine has aromas of candied blackberries and is bursting with crunchy black fruit and violets.