Xavier Bénier Cote de Brouilly 2018
Grapes are from a 1.7 hectare vineyard with schist soil, with vines over 100 years on the clock!!. Fermented with natural yeasts in neutral oak with 25 days maceration. Aged in foudre [large wood casks] for 8 months. Unfiltered. The expression of the grapes is healthy, frank and crunchy, the wine offers the superb intensity of a tasty fruit. The finish offers a nice length and a spicy freshness. It is a delightful wine, very balanced, very well crafted.