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70% Merlot 30% Abouriou

Histoire de Boire

Elian Da Ros


 In her previous life, Sandrine worked for a Japanese company, discovering and exporting natural wines to Japan. Then she met Elian, and in 2008 moved from Paris to Cocumont. Over the years, she helped him more and more in the vineyard and the cellar until she decided in 2012 to start her own wine project. Today she takes care of 4 ha of Sauvignon, Sémillon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Abouriou, etc.. But in 2017 one of her plots was badly hit by hail. As she could not think about what to do with the saved, clean fruit from the damaged vines, Elian suggested just to do a direct press and see… One of Sandrine’s dream cuvées was to do one day a wine like L’Anglore’s reds, with an immediate juiciness yet with layers – something very complicated to achieve with the local Marmandais grapes and climate… So when Elian gave her the fermenting must to taste from her hailed vines, she jumped. It was the wine she wanted to make! To give it a little bit more body and fruit, Elian added some of his Clos Baquey young Merlot vinified in carbonic maceration, aged in cement tank and here it was, “Histoire de Boire” was created with their 4 hands. A happy accident, the wine was originally presented only to friends who requested the wines to be bottled in magnums only, as the 750 format was too small… 2018 is the second vintage, and we are really happy to be able to offer this wine, which really tastes like L’Anglore with an Atlantic touch: a little saltier, crunchier with fresh medicinal herbs, chill it and enjoy it with any spring dish, or keep it a little to share when the time will come with friends around a barbecue. 70% Merlot, 30% Abouriou.

-Pascaline Lepeltier, Chamber St. Wines
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