Jean-Pierre Robinot Le Regard
Region: Loire Valley
Grapes: Pineau d'Aunis
Jean-Pierre farms a total of seven hectares of land across two appellations, Jasnières and the Coteaux-du-Loir. The vines are planted over a mix of red clay, limestone and silex and are tended organically, with the majority of treatments coming in the form of infusions of wild plants such as nettles and ferns. Parcels are harvested by hand individually and fermentations take place in the labyrinth of ancient limestone caves beneath the vines.
Le Regard is Pineau d’Aunis from thirty year old vines planted over this wonderful terroir. This is the only wine where Jean-Pierre eschews the use of oak and instead grapes are fermented in whole bunches for a fortnight and aged in tank for just nine months. Le Regard is always the most immediate of JP's reds, taut, sapid and heady with fresh pepper and wild fruits, an ethereal wine of real charm.