Sein pour Sein, 2018, Auverne
Domaine La Bohème
Region: Auvergne, Loire, France
Grape: Pinot Noir
Harvest: By hand
Winemaking: Semi-carbonic fermentation, with long elevage and no added sulphur.
Ageing: Neutral oak and fibreglass
Winemaker(s): Patrick Bouju & Justine Loiseau
Named after the area in which it grows, Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule in Auvergne, this wine is 100% Pinot Noir. Patrick does semi-carbonic maceration and once again uses both barrique and fiberglass for the èlèvage. As with any special pinot, this wine captivates you immediately and then brings you on a journey as it transforms in the glass. Rosebush in the spring, nectarine skin, and plum are eventually accompanied by ash and black truffle (the earthy/chocolatey kind). The palate is finessed and fully confident, majestic even. Everything is lifted yet understated, with brightness from the acidity, and a gentle grip from the tannins. There’s a volcanic-mineral sense
to this wine that can’t be ignored.
We suggest you decant this wine.