Andre Vatan, Maulin Bèle, Sancerre, Loire, France, 2016
Drinking Window: 2018 - 2020
André Vatan inherited from his father Jean and has since gradually expanded and enhanced the domaine. Today, he manages 10ha, of which 1ha is planted with Pinot Noir. From 30-year-old vines grown on calcareous soils, this is de-stemmed before a 10-day period of skin contact. It’s an elegant and ripe style exhibiting bright and juicy red fruit with very soft tannins and vivid acidity on the palate. Best to enjoy it slightly chilled with a charcuterie platter.