Villa Noria ‘Infusions’ Rouge Leger 2022

19.50 15.60

Sale
20% off France

Description

Cinsault grapes are harvested at night to preserve freshness and avoid any form of oxidation. Natural fermentation occurs at low temperatures and without the addition of sulphites or yeast, a mixture of destemmed grapes and whole bunches undergoing carbonic maceration, with ageing on the lees in concrete vats.

The result of this winemaking process is a light, crunchy, fruit-driven wine, bright ruby-violet colour with a gloriously abundant summer bouquet of fresh cherries, crushed strawberries, raspberries and wild flowers, with more than a hint of Hubba Bubba bubblegum. It’s well balanced on the palate, the sweet fruit balanced by velvety tannins and a crisp, cleansing acidity, fresh and tangy on the finish.

You can chill this right down as a summer red, or enjoy as a lighter red accompaniment to chicken and even seafood and creamy fish dishes.

  • Fresh, aromatic, fruity
  • 750ml
  • 12% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2025
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Producer: Villa Noria

Founded in 2010, Villa Noria is only a young slip of a thing but as wholesomely ethical, energetic, enthusiastic and innovative as any producer we've come across. It's the vision realised of Cédric Arnaud and Fabien Gross, both acquiring their interest in winemaking from their grandparents and coming together with different but complementing skill-sets, to establish the winery and five areas of vineyards with distinctive and differing terroirs..

Every vineyard is under organic cultivation and adheres to France's high environmental value (HVE) standards, planting disease resistant varieties, promoting biodiversity, protecting water resources and conserving the landscape. The vines, nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and the foothills of the Larzac plateau give elegant wines from the noble grape varieties including Picpoul, Sauvignon Blanc, Clairette, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay. There's experimentation with natural winemaking and orange wines, and innovation with developing non-alcoholic grape-based drinks that you'd actually choose to drink. We can't wait to see what comes next.

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