Tabula Rasa 2018 — White Blend
A Wine That
makes us all warm & fuzzy inside. Amazingly complex, with hints of fresh dough and nutmeg, this just keeps giving layers and layers, like one of those beautiful French pastries that seems impossible to make. This is a wine that brings joy; watch your friends smile as they take their first sip.
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- Winemaker: Domaine des Enfants
Where and How?
Domaine des Enfants is known for collecting very old plots of vineyards that are difficult to farm, but which have amazing genetic diversity that Carrie and Marcel want to safeguard. Amongst these, they find old vines of white varieties, which they began to harvest separately for this cuvée.
The grapes were foot stomped gently, settled overnight and then transferred to 400L barrels where natural fermentation begins. The wine then ages for a year on the lees, and is bottled unfined, unfiltered and with just a touch of sulphites.
This is a love story - but not your typical "boy meets girl in vineyard and falls in love" kinda fairytale. Rather, Carrie Anne Sumner, originally a sommelier from the US, had been working in the Roussillon for a few years, and had crossed paths with Marcel many times. It was only one night where they both let their hair down and unexpectedly got a bit drunk at a local bar that the prospect of a date was put out there.
A decade later, they've had a baby and are producing some of the most exciting naturally made wines of the Roussillon together.