Nicolas Carmarans, Entre Les Eaux 2020Regular price $44.00 Save $-44.00
Variety: Chenin Blanc and Aligote
Aveyron is very well removed in terms of the wine regions of France. A little lesser known, the region is nestled near the mouth of the Loire River, southern Burgundy, and the northern Rhone valley. Actually, the area is better known for its sheep and the bleu d’Auvergne cheese than its vines. The reason why it’s so uninhabited is there was a massive shift of people moving to Paris where it was much easier living than the rugged terrain of southern France. Nicolas Carmarans knows firsthand as his grandfather was one of those people. Nicolas returned to his ancestral village and began growing vines there in 2002. Mauvais Temps is his most prized vineyard due to its abandoned state after the frost of 1956. The woods surrounding the vines create a diversified environment which is vital for the vines. The wines are unusual and beautifully made.
This wine’s name means “Between the Two Tides,” referring to the two rivers straddling the vines here: the Loire and the Saone. The wine brings together the Aligote and Chenin Blanc, from Burgundy and the Loire respectively. He vinifies this wine as if it were a super classic style, and it certainly drinks that way, too.