A fresh shipment of wines from Tassie based Natural wine importers, Living Wines, has arrived. The notes below are provided by them:
The Le Ban is one of the best wines from the Derain vineyards! The 2010 reflected the vintage which was not as hot as 2009 but which encouraged slow but steady growth in the vineyard leading to wines with good structure and length. The 2013 was a tough year but the wines that were produced from a smaller harvest were very good. Then again, 2015 was a great vintage!
This wine shows just how good wines can be from the underrated appellation of Saint-Aubin.
The vines here (which were planted in 1920) thrive on an east facing slope covered in limestone derived brown clay and gravel.
This is a lovely wine with an appealing cherry and strawberry fruit flavour, a core of acidity, great freshness, an underlying spiciness and perfect balance. Great drinking now but it is a good idea to pour the wine into a carafe before drinking.