CASSINI BORDEAUX ROUGE 2021

£16.95

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Description

There’s a nod to the Loire here with the leafiness and red berry crunch but ripe plum and graphite ground it in Bordeaux. Super value lunchtime claret.

Arnauld describes himself as a natural winemaker — no filtering and nothing added at all. Working towards his biodynamic certification he has practised this way for years. 100% Merlot from a 3.9 hectare single plot, farmed certified organically.  3 week fermentation with élevage in cement tanks for 22 months.

Arnauld Cassini is one of a few producers leading a revolution. A revolution against the intervention-heavy winemaking which has plagued one of the worlds finest terroirs. With close friends Catherine and Pierre Breton, and taking inspiration from Didier Dagueaneau, he takes a hands-off approach in the vineyard. This extends to the cellar, where he uses no oak (preferring concrete as a vessel for fermentation and maturation), minimal sulphur and neither fines nor filters his wines. As a result, Arnauld describes himself as a natural winemaker which he takes to mean that his wines are a pure reflection of their terroir. Working towards his biodynamic certification he has practised this way for years and the wines show a vitality and uniqueness that is incredibly compelling. This is rebel winemaking at its best and the wines are delicious.

Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Minimal SO2 added just before bottling.

12.5% / 75cl