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Jean-Christophe Jezequel

Jean-Christophe Jezequel Pineau d'Aunis 2018

$34.99

no added sulfur
organic

Country: France

Region: Loire

Type: Red Wine

Grape: Pineau d'Aunis

Jean-Christophe is new to the winemaking world, having just released his first vintage (a pét-nat rosé) in 2019. For years he has grown organic grapes on his beautiful property in Faverolles-sur-Cher, overlooking the Cher river and sold them to winemakers in the surrounding area. Before going off on his own, Jean-Christophe staged with Pascal and Moses of Les Capriades, Hervé Villemade, and Jerome Lenoir. 

This wine comes from some of Jean-Christophe's oldest vines, between 80-100 years old. 15-day whole-cluster maceration (no punchdowns) in tank before pressing and racking into neutral barrique and demi-muid for one year. 

Translucent in the glass, alive and and energetic, with a distinctive peppery note, vibrant acidity and a sour cherry quality.