Jean-Pierre Robinot Les Années Folles
Grapes: Pineau d’Aunis
The phrase 'natural wine legend' is sometimes overused, but the moniker certainly applies to Jean-Pierre Robinot. Having founded the famous Paris wine bar L’Ange Vin and France’s premier Natural Wine journal Le Rouge et le Blanc, he now makes incredible wine in the Loire across two appellations, Jasnières and the Coteaux-du-Loir. Farming is biodynamic, vinification is slow and patient but always worth the wait.
This wonderful sparkling rosé is made from a direct press of Pineau d’Aunis that began fermentation in cuve, spent ten months on lees in bottle and was disgorged by hand. A beautiful, vivid pink in the glass, this really impresses with varietal notes of wild strawberry and white pepper and no shortage of energy. A sublime example of the genre.