La Grande Pièce 2018 — Sauvignon Blanc
A Wine That
tastes like the equivalent of looking into a crystal ball; enchanting and full of mystery. One second it's all passionfruit, then it's lemongrass, and then suddenly it's like diving into a rock pool. It will take your tongue on a hike through the different expressions of Sauvignon Blanc.
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- Winemaker: Les Jardins de Theseiis
Where and How?
La Grande Pièce is one of Anouk and Paul-Andrés biodynamic parcels, planted in silty clay-limestone. Two cuvées are produced from this parcel from their oldest vines: Sauvignon Blanc (1966) and Gamay (1967).
This is biodynamically farmed Romorantin from the Poira parcel, which sits on clay-limestone and flint. Alongside the Romorantin, there's also Sauvignon Blanc and Pineau d'Aunis planted here.
The grapes were hand harvested, after which the whole clusters were pressed directly, and the juice started fermented naturally in tank. The wine was then aged for ten months in old oak barrels. Bottled unfined, unfiltered and without any sulphites added at any stage. 2,500 bottles produced.
Taking over the vineyard of a globally celebrated winemaker is not for the faint hearted. Then again, nor is moving across the globe from Montréal to France, pivoting your career from biologist to winemaker, and deciding to work biodynamically from the get-go. But that’s exactly what Anouk Lavoie-Lamoreux and Paul-André Risse did. After tasting a bottle of Bruno n’Côt in 2016, Anouk and Paul-Andre were introduced to Bruno Allion. Little did they know they would soon take on his legacy.