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Achillée VdF, Deboutbertin 2019
Stéphanie Debout and Vincent Bertin fell in love with the Anjou biking through the region and drinking wine at Angers’ best bistrots. Not satisfied by their Parisian lives, despite their thriving careers as engineers, they felt the urge for a ‘retour à la terre’.
Attracted by the free spirit of the Anjou Noir they first harvested at Cyril Le Moing, before doing stages at Les Roches Sèches (Julien Delrieu), Olivier Cousin (where Vincent was introduced to working with horses), Jean-Francois Chené (La Coulée d’Ambrosia), and with the ubiquitous Mark Angéli. It was Mark who helped the couple setting up in 2012, into a barn adjacent to the Ferme du Mont Benault.
Stéphanie and Vincent’s wines are vibrant as well as characterful, there is a clear margin of progression for this young domaine, and we are convinced their enthusiasm and sheer passion will take them far.
Slightly reduced when young, it offers dense confit citrus fruits and pear on the palate with a hint of spice, great balance with a mineral vibration.
Producer Deboutbertin (Stéphanie Debout and Vincent Bertin)
Origin Faye d’Anjou, Maine-et-Loire, France
Grapes Chenin Blanc
Alcohol 13% ABV
Style Medium body white
Bottle size 750ml
Winemaking Manual harvest, slowly pressed, juiced transfered in old barrels for slow-pased fermentation and 18months of elevage, then bottled without fining, filtration or sulphur.
Notes Organic, Natural, No So2