Déferlante Blanc 2019 — Chenin Blanc
A Wine That
is a tasty sliver of summer sunshine in a bottle. Feel like dreaming about the upcoming warmer days, or wanna be mentally transported to southern France? This bottle will do that for you. Drink it on a lazy Sunday afternoon while watching a movie with snacks in hand — a great match with popcorn or pistachios.
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- Winemaker: Olivier Cohen
Where and How?
This is 100% organically grown Chenin Blanc from a close friend of Olivier's in Limoux, in the south of France. The vineyard sits on limestone, at 450m elevation. That dizzying height means it's possible to grow Chenin Blanc here, creating a fresh white wine from an otherwise hot region.
The grapes were direct-pressed, whole bunch, and left to ferment naturally in fibreglass tanks. Bottled in April, unfined and unfiltered, without sulphites.
Olivier Cohen is a young man on a regenerative agricultural mission. He wasn’t born into wine; there were no family vineyards to inherit here. He grew up in Nice, and his initial plan was to become a lawyer. When attending business school, he started hanging out at the nearby wine shop and bar, La Part Des Anges. He would soon discover that this was a pretty iconic bar for the natural wine scene, and before he knew it, he’d shot down the rabbit hole and was working there, too. Wine - 1, Law - 0. There was no turning back.
It wasn’t enough for Olivier to sell and pour wine; he was itching to get into the cellar. Through meeting winemakers who’d come to the bar, he had the opportunity to do vintages with some of France’s most iconic winemakers. Eventually, it was time to settle and do his own thing; and the Languedoc was calling.