Yves Duport "Le Marginal" Vin de France 2021
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Direct Press Selection | July 2022
[PRESS 4 MIX • PRESS 4 RED]
Chilled reds have really taken over, and I love it. When we served cold red wine in the summer at Reynard in 2013, people thought we were nuts, but here we are almost a decade later and we have a full shelf dedicated to these wonderful wines that rest between dark rose and light red.
Situated in the hills of the Bugey region in northern France, Yves Duport makes super refreshing, light wines, and I would always try and horde as much of his "Celine" bottling as I could every year. I had originally planned to throw it in the club, but due to shipping issues the wine wasn't available. Thankfully Mike from Savio Soares informed me of this new bottling from Duport that is essentially a slightly beefed up Celine.
75% destemmed Mondeuse given a gentle maceration, blended with 25% direct press Jacquère fermented in stainless steel and bottled without any added sulfur. This is everything I want in a chilled red - fresh, joyful and fruity, with just a whisper of tannin that becomes more perceivable when the wine is cold. No muss, no fuss. It's clean, easy and so much fun.
[Kirk Sutherland July 2022]