Cassini, Cassini Bordeaux Rouge 2018

£15.00

  • Type:

    Red

  • Grape:

    Merlot

  • Country:

    France

  • Grape Blend:

    Merlot 100%

  • Region:

    Bordeaux

  • Vegan:

    No

  • Area:

    St Emilion

  • ABV:

    13.50%

  • Winemaker:

    Arnauld Cassini

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Tasting Notes

Cassini is based in St Emilion but trained in the Loire and ages this 100% Merlot in cement vats for 22 months. It is bottled unfined and unfiltered so vegan-friendly. There's a nod to the Loire here with the leafiness and red berry crunch but ripe plum and graphite ground it in Bordeaux. Super value lunchtime claret.

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  • Critics Reviews

Working towards his biodynamic certification he has practised this way for years.��All work in the vineyard done manually, with no insecticides or anti-mildew chemicals used. 3 week fermentation with �levage of 22 months in cement tanks.��Bottled unfined and unfiltered.��Minimal amount of SO2 added just before bottling.

Arnauld Cassini is one of a few producers leading a revolution.��A revolution against the intervention-heavy winemaking which has plagued one of the world�s finest terroirs.��With close friends Catherine and Pierre Breton, and taking inspiration from Didier Dagueaneau, he takes a hands-off approach in the vineyard.��This extends to the cellar, where he uses no oak (preferring concrete as a vessel for fermentation and maturation), minimal sulphur and neither fines nor filters his wines.��As a result, Arnauld describes himself as a natural winemaker�which he takes to mean that his wines are a pure reflection of their terroir.��Working towards his biodynamic certification he has practised this way for years and the wines show a vitality and uniqueness that is incredibly compelling.��This is rebel winemaking at its best and the wines are delicious.

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