FEATURED WINE: Toby Bainbridge, a Brit, and his American bride, Julie, live in a village of about 120 in the charming Angevin, the western center of the Loire Valley. Toby and Julie make their three wines from vineyards totalling about 4 hectares and produce their wine in a small machine shed a few kilometers from their house. Rouge aux Lèvres is made from the red Grolleau Noir grape that is only found at this end of the Loire Valley and rarely seen as a single varietal. The very old vines (85-100 years old) thrive in red clay and schist soils. Biodynamically farmed and whole cluster semi-carbonic maceration for three weeks. The wine is fermented in resin tanks with wild yeast, treated with very little sulfur and bottled with a bit of natural occurring CO2.
This wine is a house favourite! It shows very fresh berry aromas and flavours, soft tannins and lots of juicy goodness. Come enjoy a bottle of this very fresh, delicious wine over dinner tonight!