Joy(full) 2019, Laurent Saillard (Loire, France)

Joy(full) 2019, Laurent Saillard (Loire, France)

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Grapes: Cabernet Franc
Style: Red
ABV: 12.5%
Method: Organic, biodynamic
Any added sulphites: No
Filtered: No
Size: 75cl

Joyfull is Laurent's lithe and ethereal Cabernet Franc with ripe raspberry, green pepper and liquorice aromas made by de-stemming the fruit then macerating for three weeks in barrel, before pressing off back into barrel. Light juicy Cabernet with super soft silky tannins on the palate, zero additions and great drinkability.

Laurent is a frenchman who moved to New York as a young man, helping to open Balthazar and then starting one of the first natural wine bars in New York. Eventually he made the move into producing himself. He started off working for other growers, principally Noella Morantin making his own wines on the side, but when the historic Clos Roche Blanche vineyard came up for sale he and Julien Pineau bought the vineyard from Didier & Catherine and they split the vineyard between them. His wines are vibrant, direct and full of clean, elegant fruit. Just so easy to get on with.