Extremly special skin contact wine from a 4.5 hectare domaine in Soings en Sologne run by Julien and his girlfriend, Heidi Kuka. Ungrafted , 60 yr old Menu Pineau . Low-yield vineyards means optimum concentration, hand-harvesting takes places at the point of the grapes’ peak maturity. Natural fermentation in old oak barrels. Ageing for 3 to 4 years without topping up the barrels (no “ouillage”). Vin Jaune aromas, chamomile, orange peel, exotic spices, waxy and decadant. Wine for the nobles, literally (the varietal
has been around since the 16th century in Loire).