Les Chemins de Bassac - L'Incandescente VDF Syrah Rose 2020 750ml (12.5% ABV)
Organic + BioDynamic
Vin De France Classification, New generation of winemakers, sourcing all the best denomination dedicated to French varietals and empowers it’s national winemakers to embrace core principles of Liberty, Quality & Creativity. They’re making wine with low intervention and classifying the varietals on their labels at a great value and consistent profiles. While sharing their winemaking expertise of one of the World’s most famous wine producing country.
Vineyard: 15 years old vines on limestone and clay originating from ancient Quaternary alluvial terraces at around 100 m altitude.
Winemaking: The grapes are gently pressed and a light debourbage by cold is made. The macerations take place in concrete vats. They are soft and very long, in order to slowly extract color, tannins, and aromas and so that everything harmoniously blends into the wine. The bottlings are done by gravity without filtration or fining, with just a light sulfur addition.
Sexy mouth feel, succulent, rose petals, hibiscus, cinnamon spice, tart cranberries to balance out the delicious red mountain berry fruit, herbal touch on the palate, silky finish.
Pairs well with Gazpacho, Summer fruit spiced soups, Ceviche.
Owner & winemaker: Bruno & Thama Trigueiro
Vineyard area: 20 hectares (=49 acres), estate-owned
Vineyard management: certified organics and biodynamics
Soils: limestone and clay from ancient Quaternary alluvial terraces
Winemaking: minimal—spontaneous fermentation, wines aged in various tanks. No fining, only a little sulfur at bottling.
- Bruno & Thama, a former architect duo from Brazil, took the helm of the estate in 2016, fueled by the need to live a healthier life outside the hustle and bustle of Sao Paolo
- The domaine is quite an old one, established in the late nineteenth century as the main winemaking operation of the village, and it’s been organic for more than 30 years
- In 2019, the current owners converted the vineyards to biodynamics under Demeter certification and stopped using any additives in the cellar, save for a little sulfur at bottling
- This new era is of course reflected on the labels, too, such as the ancient cyanotype technique by the couples friend, artist Amélie Cordier, on the wines we’ve selected
- The name of the estate means “roads to Bassac”, referring to the name of the place where most of the estate’s vineyards are located