Les Equilibristes, Perigord Hirsute Blanc 2020Regular price $20.00 Save $-20.00
Variety: Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chenin Blanc
Les Équilibristes are the tightrope walkers. They walk a daring path where their rules are straightforward and singular though their focus brings together several grape varieties over several French wine growing regions. The entire concept was imagined by two minds heavily rooted in the wine world, something they’ve dubbed “Winemaking 2.0.” It allows a network of creativity to be shared and manifested. Francois de Monval is the “wine merchant” while his partner Florent Girou is the “travelling oenologist” and winemaker. The wines are natural at their core, but showcase the importance of creating relationships and collaborating.
Perigord is a lesser known appellation in southwest France. The style of this wine is reminiscent of Bordeaux Blanc whites, but with the addition of Chenin Blanc. The Sauvignon undergoes 48 hours of skin maceration before blending. The wine ages in barrels for six months, and then goes on to age in amphora on its lees. This wine is complex with a pleasant bitterness.