Clos du Tue-Boeuf Pineau D'Aunis
Since the Middle Ages, there have been records about the lieu-dit “le Tue-Boeuf” and its excellent wines which were enjoyed by the local nobility and the kings of France; the family name Puzelat is mentioned in 15th-century documents. Brothers Jean Marie and Thierry are founders of the natural wine movement in the Loire Valley.
Pineau d'Aunis is an historical black grape of the Touraine--in the same family with Menu Pineau and its more sophisticated cousin Pineau de la Loire, aka Chenin Blanc. In this case, the Puzelats source tiny quantities of it from their neighbor and vigneronne Valérie Forgues, who organically tends her plot of hundred-year-old vines. The grape was recently banned from the Touraine appellation and as such is bottled as Vin de France. Gorgeous, full, and nuanced like a fine Burgundy.
100% Pineau d'Aunis