Autrement Rouge 2016 — Red Blend
A Wine That
is a wood nymph in vinous form. The vines are nestled against a forest, so perhaps it's not so surprising that it takes after them. With pine sap, fresh earth and wild berry scents, this is like a hike. Its heady perfume might be intoxicating, but at only 12.5%, you don't have to worry too much about the festive hangover tomorrow.
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- Winemaker: Domaine Curtet
Where and How?
This is a blend of the three classic red grape varieties of the Savoie: Gamay (80%), Pinot Noir (10%) and Mondeuse (10%), planted on sandstone soils and biodynamically farmed.
Once hand harvested, the whole bunches were put together in a tank for "infusion" style maceration (think of it like tea - very gentle winemaking). This means it's more elegant & less tannic in style. Bottled after nine months' ageing.
The Winemaker: Domaine Curtet
“Working our vineyards on foot as we do is not easy. The slopes are steep… We climb the equivalent of Mont Blanc every single week,” Marie explains, shrugging simply, as she holds a cup of coffee in one hand, her other arm wrapped affectionately around her little girl, Lily, her little blonde head nestled into her mother’s shoulder.
Florian emerges from his afternoon nap, hair tousled. He’s been up since 4am, as he is every single day of the growing season leading up to harvest. He smiles and yawns, stretches, reaches out for Lily. They both look like human gazelles, so honed, slim and muscular. Then again — we’d all look like that if we climbed almost 5,000 metres every single week, wouldn’t we?