A riotous Loire blend, Tutti Frutti will have you absolutely glowing from the off. Customary musky fruit, lively acid and exotic florals.
Wine: CLOS DU TUE-BOEUF 'Tutti Frutti' Rose 2019
Producer: Clos du Tue-Boeuf
Region/Country: Loire Valley, France
Grape/s: Pineau d'Aunis, Menu Pineau and Chenin Blanc
Production Method: Organic farming, natural fermentation with wild yeast and no temperature control. Bottled with minimal SO2
Style: Extremely flamboyant with musky fruits and lively acidity. May have a light spritz.
Pairing Suggestion: A warm Summers evening
Clos du Tue-Boeuf
I can remember trying these wines for the first time a few years ago and not really understanding them. Weird region, funny horse thing on the label, but came from an amazing importer so it was kind of a sure thing. Here I am a few years later and I can't get enough of the stuff. Clos du Tue-Boeuf is one of the most important natural domaines in the Loire Valley, which makes them one of the most important in France, and therefore the world. Certified organic since 96' the Puzelat family have inspired a myriad of other producers to head down the minimal intervention route. The wines have gained in finesse and character over the years. Grapes are harvested by hand, no additives are used during vinification, a tiny dose of SO2 is added at bottling if needed. Fermentations with wild yeasts are long, aging is primarily in used barrique or tronconic wooden vats. So much personality here, iconic drinking.