Julien Braud, Val de Loire Pinot Noir 2020Regular price $18.00 Save $-18.00
Variety: Pinot Noir
You have to give a clap to Julien Braud for his ambition and ingenuity for pushing his family forward. Many growers for years in this part of France sold their fruit and farmed with more mechanical means. This farming is changing, and Julien is one of the rising stars who has built something special from his family's land. With only 18 acres—and around 12 of those going into vineyards—this estate is very boutique. Julien farms by horse and uses only natural yeasts for the fermentation. The wines age in glass-lined, buried cement vats in the ground. It is impressive to see this level of dedication to winemaking with wines produced at an incredible value and quality.
This is one of the Loire Valley’s biggest red varieties that often flies under the radar. In the Muscadet region, while Pinot Noir is grown there, it doesn’t fit under any specific appellation. Thus, it gets the Vin de France labeling. This Pinot is aged for just six months in stainless steel before it is ready to drink in all of its fresh fruitiness.