Domaine Bruno Duchêne
La Pascole - 2019 - Bruno Duchêne
An irresistible wine, fruit driven and redolent of flowers and mahaleb (this fragrant spice obtained from cherry kernels). Palate: balance, freshness, a delicacy... A lingering finish.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 13.5 %
- To drink from
- 2021 to 2029
A blend with 90% Grenache varietals (noir, blanc and gris) and 10% Carignan. The vines are 70 years old on a south-facing parcel. A natural winemaker, Bruno has his work cut out for him with his steep terraced parcels. Composed mainly of schist soils, mechanised farming is impossible here, so Bruno can only use a horse for ploughing. Vinification: whole bunches, vinified in barrels, without pumping over the must. Matured 6 months in barrels. Zero sulphur added.
Bruno Duchêne, yet another kid from the northern France who headed south for the sunshine of Roussillon. Settling here in 2002 in a middle of a vineyard of vines that were clearly exceptional, but also impossible to work – at least with tractor. A vigneron in the right place at the right time, the vines he acquired were lovely terraced parcels, unsuitable for mechanised farming due to...All wines
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