Valerie Forgues, Icone, VDF Rouge, 2020, 750 ml
A bright luscious delight. Valerie Forgues returns with another banger, capturing the essence of the loire in a bottle. Red fruit lead the way with a hint of spice on the back end. Can't miss! Read more
VARIETIES: 70% Pineau d’Aunis 20% Cab Franc co-ferment 10% Gamay
AGE OF VINES: 30 Year old vines
SOIL: Clay-Limestone Soil
WINEMAKING: The bunches were destemmed and fermented spontaneously with native yeasts and without sulfur in stainless steel and fiberglass tanks; the Pineau and Cabernet Franc were co-fermented, with the small bit of Gamay added after vinification to lighten up the blend. The wine was aged in vat and bottled without filtration and with minimal sulfur. It was released in spring 2022.