Briseau VDF Patapon Pineau d`Aunis, biodynamic, foot trodden, very low sulphur, taught, fresh crunchy red, at once savoury and bristling with red fruits. The wines at Domaines le Briseau have a wonderful way of being carefree, yet beautifully made. Lovely just for sipping and superb slightly chilled as drunk on a sun bathed beach on a warm summer’s evening in west Wales. Send in the malevolent clown with Patapon. Brilliantly purple, utterly bonny, a distillation of red berry aromas and flavours. The nose is reminiscent of fermented grape juice; it is warm, approachable, deliciously savoury showing as it does a combination of crunchy strawberry, sweet beet and black pepper fruit, backed up by delicate smokiness. The palate is dry and taut with a sweet wild strawberry character, and a little chalky perfume. There is an appealing freshness to it, and a lovely peppery finish. This is natural wine as you imagine it, you actually feel like it is doing you good as you drink it. The wine is in no way refined, it is the pure expression of the grape and the ground and in this case, both are of the highest quality. A wine we would reach for a Buon Vino extremely often.
|Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
|Domaine Le Briseau
|Clay and silica over a subsoil of limestone
|Several months ageing in 4-8 year old barrels
|0 - 5,000 bottles
|Delightfully fresh, crunchy and taught in youth, becoming ever more savoury and earthy with age
|Antipasti, Hard Cheese, Poultry