Je T'ais Dans La Peau, 2019, Loire
Cuvée: Je T'ais Dans La Peau
Grape(s): Menu Pineau
Fermentation: Native, Whole-Cluster
Region, Country: Loire, France
Size: 750 ml
Winemaker(s): Laurent Lebled
Made entirely from the rare, local grape Menu Pineau.
Skin-contact wine. Spicy/smoky apple – floral bouquet. Bright acidity – soft creamy tannic mouthfeel – light citrus finish. The grapes are treated like red grapes with destemming and maceration of the skins for about three weeks accompanied by daily pigeage (punching down). The result is a beautiful light orange wine with lovely tannic structure.
Harvested manually, whole-clusters in small crates are placed in concrete tanks, where an extended 12-day carbonic maceration occurs before pressing and racking in large fibreglass tanks. No sulfur is added to the wine at any point. The wine is neither fined nor filtered.