Erogène, Domaine de la Petite Soeur 2019

Domaine de la Petite Soeur


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Originally from Brittany, Adrien de Mello travelled the world following a love of wine before settling in Anjou in 2015. He now farms four hectares of vineyards planted over schist in and around the village of Saint Aubin de Luigné. The vines have been farmed organically for some time, but since settling here Adrien has taken things to the next level and in just a few years has gained both organic and biodynamic certification. He plows by horse and is passionate about foraging wild plants such as nettle, comfrey, yarrow and buckthorn to prepare teas to be used in the vineyards. His care and attention to detail here produces wines with a beautiful clarity and startling purity of fruit. In the cellar Adrien’s work is defined by a lightness of touch that is characterised by gentle extractions to reveal just enough detail and nuance from the grapes and a focus on expressing the perfume of each variety whilst harnessing the incredible minerality the schist brings.

Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, with a touch of Sauvignon Blanc from a forty five year old parcel planted over schist to add perfume and nuance. The red grapes were fermented as whole bunches for a week before being pressed off, and blended with the white for ten months of élevage in cuve. Incredibly light on its feet, this impresses with gentle scents of red berries, flowers and graphite.

Producer  Domaine de la Petit Soeur

Origin Anjou, Loire, France

Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc

Vintage 2019

Alcohol 12% ABV

Style Light body natural red

Bottle size 750ml 

Winemaking Manual harvested, red grapes macerated on skins for 1 week, then blended with the white, fermented with indigenous yeast, aged for 10  months Unfiltred and unfined. No added sulphites.

Notes  Natural, Organic, Biodynamic