The latest wines have arrived in Llanarthne, direct from the Loire.
Ariane Lesné worked as a retailer, than a wine agent, then made the move into producing her own wines after falling in love with natural winemaking. She worked at an estate in Burgundy for 5 years, before taking over the reins at Emile Heredia's estate Domaine de Montrieux at the end of 2014. She lives there now with her Husband Martin, a potter who uses the ashes of Ariane's vines to make glazes for his pots. We have three of her wines in the U.K:
Grandgousier is 100% Pineau d'Aunis from 40-120 year old vines, whole bunch,
9 months maceration! Very low sulphur. Haunting, elegant Pineau d'Aunis.
Phylactere is a Pétillant Natural made from a variant of gamay that has red juice when pressed. Direct press, bottled with 10g residual sugar to give bubbles and disgorged after 18 months of aging. No sulphites added. It's a fun and delicious, off dry aperitif.
Pétillant d’Aunis is made from a direct press of a hectare of Pineau d'Aunis grapes, Ariane purchases. Direct press, then bottled with 3g of residual sugar to give the bubbles. A Pet Nat with real depth, elegance and length. No sulfites added.
Any wholesale enquiries email Joel@Wrightsfood.co.uk
#arianelesne #domainedemontrieux #pineaudaunis