Origin: France - Languedoc-Roussillon
Grapes: Cinsault, Grenache
Process: "Les États d'Anne," is crafted by Autour de l'Anne Winery, known for its commitment to biodynamic farming. It is made from hand-harvested Cinsault and Grenache grapes sourced from a 1-hectare vineyard with limestone and red clay soil. The winemaking process involves spontaneous fermentation in concrete tanks with indigenous yeasts, aging in the same tanks, and a complete absence of fining, filtration, or added sulfur dioxide.
Flavor profile: "Les États d'Anne" offers an easy-drinking experience with a delightful hint of anise and cherry aromatics. It is best enjoyed with a slight chill, making it a versatile and refreshing choice for any occasion.
About the producer: After being a roadie in the UK for 90s bands like The Verve, Blur, and Radiohead, Anne Paillet settled into corporate life in the Parisian financial district of la Défense. But a brooding need for something more from life, and a bad car accident, set her on an entirely new course. Looking to follow a new dream, she was set to take over a friend’s Languedoc vineyard. But the friend’s plan changed and Paillet’s own life took another twist when she met the love of her life, Loire Valley vigneron Gregory Leclerc. Determined to make her own distinct wines, she devised a cunning plan: she would work with Languedoc grapes in the couple’s Loire cellar! The results are extraordinary - the full, succulent fruit of the southern Languedoc aged in the cool and humid climate of the Loire produces complex and delectable wines that Anne affectionally refers to as “Loiredoc.” When asked whether she intended from the start to produce her wines naturally, she replied simply that it would have been impossible for her to do it any other way