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Deci Dela Grenache Etcetera, 2016

By Athénais de Béru

  • Region: Burgundy
  • Country: France
  • Colour: Red
  • Grape Varieties: Grenache
  • Soil type: Schist
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.
  • Low sulphite.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Total Sulphites: 20 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:2016 was a very frustrating year for many wine producers including Athénaïs de Béru from Burgundy. Within a single dark cold night in April, she lost all the 2016 vintage from an unforgivable frost. Frost is usually common in Burgundy, especially in Chablis, but this time it has been worse than ever! However bubbly and stubborn Athénaïs always has the last say and the frost was not going to stop her from making wines! She jumps into her old car and hits the roads towards the warm sunny South of France in search of hopes, new energies and above all healthy grapes from her friends the wine producers. As she gets further South, she gets infatuated with Domaine Milan healthy vines and beautiful grapes, among some other wine producers. She was determined to bring back some of these beautiful sunny grapes encountered throughout her trip and produce a pretty unique 2016 vintage called "Deci Dela" (meaning from here and there). This vintage is born from the union between the solidarity of the wine producers community and Athénaïs's fantastic winemaking skills! Every bottle of red and white will whisper a generous message of hope and true energy! Enjoy! Vinification:Grapes coming from Domaine Milan. Natural fermentation with indigenous yeasts. Whole bunch fermentation and ageing for 16 months in old oak barrels. Alcohol: 13%

About Athénais de Béru

Burgundy, France

2016 was a frustrating year for many wine producers including Athénais de Béru. On a cold and dark night in April, a frost destroyed the entire vintage.

Athénais jumped into an old car and hit the road towards the warm and sunny south of France in search of healthy grapes from her winemaker friends. She brought back some beautiful grapes and produces a unique vintage called “Deci Dela” (meaning “from here and there”). This vintage is born from the solidarity of the winemaking community and Athénais’ brilliant winemaking skills.