Les Deux Terres Vin Nu Rouge 2021
This 100% Grenache from from equal portions of vines planted on basalt and clay-limestone terroirs. The high-altitude basalt terroir brings freshness and aromatics, whereas clay-limestone terroir adds depth and spice. All fruit is hand-picked, the grapes are de-stemmed and fermentation is traditional with natural yeasts. The result is a fragrant red with red fruits, earthy notes and spice. It's juicy and well-balanced and goes down easy at only 13% abv. A nice alternative to richer and heavier Grenache-based blends of the Rhone.
The name of the cuvée is a play of words with the two names of Vincent, Manu, the partners behind this wine project, as well as a nod to Jules Chauvet, the Beaujolais-based father of natural wines, who used to call this new type of uninterventionist wine "vin nu" which means naked wine in French. These wines get no additions in the winemaking process, thus "naked" seems fit!
Can also take a chill - perfect Summer Grenache!
Variety - Grenache
Country - France
Region - Rhone
Sub Region - Ardeche
Extra - Cork
Year - 2021
Volume - 750ml