Clos des Plantes - Pelo 2020
(Anjou, Loire, France)
Beautiful and rare light red from this sought after producer. Hailing from the renowned black schist soils of Mont Benault, this unsual blend of Cabernet Franc and 15% Chenin comes from old vines and is vinified with a very gentle touch. The result is a lifted profile of red fruits, earthy notes, loads of herbs, and the savoury notes that are typical of Cabernet Franc. A stunning bottle with depth and soul but in such a light bodied wine.
Made by Olivier Lejeune, a Lille native who lived and worked all over the world before finally settling in the Loire and coming across some prized parcels in the Montbenault region of Anjou. In the space of two short years he has already established himself as one of my the most sought-after young producers in the region, and deservedly so.