Pineau D’Aunis, once common in Touraine, is a disappearing varietal but is making a comeback thanks to a new generation of Loire vignerons. This wine is a blend of Pineau D’Aunis and Pineau D’Aunis Teinturier. Each strain ripens at different times, so they are picked separately and blended after fermentation. Élevage is in neutral vats. No added sulfur.
Light ruby color. Floral, with a hint of intriguing white pepper. This is made in an easy drinking vin de soif style, where the maceration is short to keep freshness. Charming and very quaffable. Alcohol barely tips at 12%. Best served slightly chilled.