Jean-Pierre Robinot Le Regard

Jean-Pierre Robinot Le Regard


Country: France

Region: Loire Valley

Grapes: Pineau d'Aunis

Vintage: 2021

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.

Pineau d’Aunis from thirty year old vines. The grapes were fermented with whole bunches for three weeks and spent fifteen months ageing in old barrels. As always these were the first red grapes the family harvested and as such it is the most immediate of JP's Aunis. A gleaming ruby in the glass, it is taut, neat and fragrant with cracked pepper and wild strawberry.