Autour de l'Anne | Pot d'Anne 2022
Jeff says :
"A cranberry juice like wine, with a very attractive vibrant color."
Origin: France - Languedoc
Process: The grapes for this wine are grown organically in the hot Languedoc sun on vines belonging to grower Ludovic Gervais in Corconne (Pic-Saint-Loup). At harvest time, Anne Paillet, the producer, handles the fermentation on site, then brings the new wines home to the Touraine region for aging. The grapes are hand harvested and fermented with natural yeast with the least intervention possible.
Flavor profile: The wine has a gorgeous light red color and pleasantly herbaceous aromas. The flavors evoke delicate wild raspberries, rounded out by soft and seductive tannins.
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