Grape: Pineau d'Aunis, Gamay, Cabernet Franc
Sebastien Cornille's lovely "Guinguette" is made from a blend of 70% Pineau d’Aunis, 20% Gamay and 10% Cabernet Franc, sourced from 30+-year-old vines in biodynamic farming with low yields of 25 hl/ha to ensure concentration and intensity. It undergoes semi-carbonic maceration for 20 days in tank, before the Pineau d’Aunis is pressed off to be aged in neutral barrique and the Gamay in tank. The 2019 Guinguette is a superb "vin de soif" offering bright aromas of peppery raspberry, cranberry, tart cherry and violets. The palate shows light but sappy raspberry, plum and redcurrant fruit with hints of grapefruit, clove and wet stone. The finish is tart and refreshing. Serve this lovely wine slightly chilled with charcuterie, grilled pork and lamb, fish or mild cow cheeses.