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2019 Mas de Libian Vin de France Vin de Petanque

Rhone Valley, France

Bargain biodynamic Cote du Rhone. Yummy, vibrant and juicy as can be!

$32.00

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About The Wine

This is an absolute steal of a wine. 

This is a blend of Grenache (75%), with the remaining 25% made up of Syrah, Mourvedre, Counoise, and Vaccarèse, declassified from Hélène Thibon's top cuvees. It's made with a short time on skins (just five days) and popped into bottle nice and early for drinking while it's as fresh as can be.

The name 'Petanque' refers to  the backyard game 'boule', which gives you an idea of when and where this should be consumed. 

It's a red wine for summery days, outside, sipping gleefully from tumblers. Cracking value here. And downright delicious to drink.

Winemaker Hélène Thibon
Winemaker Hélène Thibon
Rhone Valley, France
Additional Info

From The Producer

“Vin de Pétanque” (“Pétanque Wine”) : Sip while playing a lazy summer game of pétanque in the south of France, among other occasions!!!! It can also be served chilled for a lovely summer evening party! An easy-drinking wine, without pretense or snobbery: made for sharing with friends, bottle after bottle…

Varieties : Mostly Grenache (75%), with the remaining 25% a blend of Syrah, Mourvedre, Counoise, and Vaccarèse. Only from young vines under 25 years old.

Terroir : Clay-limestone soil with a mix of flat limestone rocks and round river stones on the surface and first layers of soil. Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers, limited rainfall and a lot of wind.

Viticulture : Certified Organic and Biodynamic agriculture. Yield: 40 hl/ ha. Harvest is entirely by hand with a very careful selection in the vineyards.

Vinification : Traditional winemaking techniques, assemblage of varieties in tank. 100% de-stemmed. Light crushing. Temperature-regulated fermentations. Short time macerating in tank (about 5 days). Running-off by gravity. Pneumatically pressed. Malolactic fermentation in tank.

Blend : Grenache (75%), Syrah, Mourvedre, Counoise, Vaccarèse
ABV : 14%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Hélène during harvest
Hélène during harvest
Rhone Valley, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"As always, this is really bright and jubey with loads of raspberry fruit and a lick of spicy anise. Wonderfully juicy, fresh and delicate with lots of high-grown florals and garrigue and some refreshing, powdery tannin to boot (perhaps from a higher percentage of Mourvèdre this year?)." - Bibendum Imports

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