Grape: Pineau d'Aunis
Region: Loire, France
Biodynamic, Natural, Vegan
Pineau d'Aunis, aka Chenin Noir, is a historic Loire grape variety from Touraine and Anjou. Domaine Le Briseau in northern Tourraine is run along biodynamic lines by Nathalie Gaubicher, a former actress from Switzerland who set up the vineyard with husband Christian Chaussard in 2002 with the purchase of 4 hectares of Chenin Blanc & Pineau d'Aunis vines.
The nose is filled with notes of wild strawberry, raspberry, and rosy geranium. It’s dry and fresh, but with a savoury finish dusted with black pepper.