Globule Rouge, 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 Franc with a little Sauvignon Blanc from forty five year old vines planted over schist. The red grapes were fermented as whole bunches for a week before being pressed and added to the Sauvignon in cuve for ten months of élevage. This clever blend brings out the best in both grapes with the Cabernet’s complex, savoury character rounded out and lifted by the presence of Sauvignon. A formidable bistro wine.

Producer  Domaine de la Petit Soeur

Origin Anjou, Loire, France

Grapes Cabernet Franc, 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