L’Île Rouge, Pet Nat Rouge 2020
From the importer-
After 10 years in Madagascar (perhaps unsurprisingly, given the domaine's name,) winemaker Antonin Jamois returned to France to grow wine. A very different career, given his start as a scuba diver and aquaculturist. The organic vines, planted in 2001 are on clay-limestone soil over asteriated limestone bedrock, on the plateau’s southwest-facing slope. The grapes are harvested by hand, only after the fruit is fully ripe. Vinification is done naturally and without any additives. After six months of maceration in vats, the wines and moved to barrels where they are matured over the next 12 months. Without filtration, the wines are then bottled.
Just outside the South part of St Emilion on the right bank of Bordeaux, Antonin Jamois is cultivating 2 Ha of vines since 2015. He settled there after coming back from the island of Madagascar where he lived for a while. In full respect of the nature, Antonin’s wines are manually harvested and vinified without any additions. This 2020 Pet Nat is made of 100% Merlot grape. Short fermentation and raised 8 month ‘ sur Latte’ and then manually disgorge. This Pet Nat shows little raspberry fruit, delicate and highly drinkable. A real celebration wine.