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Jean Pierre Robinot Les Vignes de lAnge Vin Charme Chenin Blanc 2017 (Preservative Free)

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The Charme is a lovely Chenin Blanc that has been matured in old oak barrels. Old oak is used by the vast majority of natural winemakers because the old barrels no longer impart that overpowering vanilla flavour to the wine. Instead, they allow a little oxygen to reach the wine ensuring that it will last longer in the bottle. This wine is absolutely intriguing! The Charmes vineyard is over 40 years old and was bought by Jean-Pierre and Noella about ten years ago in the Jasnieres district. The soils are quite chalky and this can be seen in the wine. The oxidative treatment of the wine by Jean-Pierre ensures that the wine will last for a very, very long time. Expect this one to last for fifty years or more! - Importer Note

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Jean-Pierre Robinot is a legend! His wines are served in the best wine bars in Paris, Copenhagen and New York. When we drop into the famous l'Entree des Artistes in Paris and ask for the most interesting wine in their cellar, it is a Robinot that is reverentially brought to the table.

Jean-Pierre ran a wine bar in Paris for many years, but the call to make his own wines (just like Rene Mosse and Nicolas Carmarans) was strong and he sold up and moved to the Loir valley (the Loir River is a tributary of the Sarthe River which flows into the Maine River which then meets up with the mighty Loire River near Angers). He began buying small plots of old vines and also planting new patches of Chenin Blanc and Pinot d'Aunis (an exciting local variety of red grape).

Jean-Pierre has two domaines that he releases his wines under. The first in Les Vignes de l'Ange Vin where the wines are made from plots of vines that he owns and manages organically and biodynamically. His other wines are released under the L'Opera des Vins label. Here he buys the grapes from friends who also manage their vineyards in the same way as Jean-Pierre. In both cases, the approach to the winemaking is the same.

He has always had the patience to wait until the wine is ready to release rather than rushing it to the market. And the results show the wisdom of that approach.

The domaine belongs to the small, but influential group called S.A.I.N.S (Sans Aucun Intrant ni Sulfites Ajoutes) who promise to make their wines "without any input or added sulphites".

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Additional Information

Volume (ml)750ml
Winemaking PracticesNatural Wine
Vineyard PracticesOrganic/Biodynamic
Product typeWine White Chenin Blanc

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