2022 Baptise Cousin (Le Batossay), 'Marie Rose', Loire, France
Grape: Grolleau Gris
Vineyard: clayey-loam & limestone, biodynamically farmed by Baptiste himself. Planted in 1992
Making of: hand-harvested grapes are macerated as whole bunches for 10 days, then pressed to a combination of old barrels and tank, where they ferment spontaneously and rest for a couple of months. Unfined, unfiltered, zero SO2 added.
Personality: a delightful rosé / light red wine with fantastic freshness and purity of fruit. Touch of tannins and savoriness that feels almost electric!