Agnes et Rene Mosse, 'Moussamoussettes' Pétillant Naturel Rosé 2020
Bright in every sense of the word and lusciously fruit driven. Loads of raspberry and red cherry character. Rejuvenating qualities. We've got lashings of Pineau d'Aunis here, with the balance being Grolleau Noir and Cabernet Franc. Ripeness is becoming less and less of an issue in the Loire, so you're getting even more balance and give here. Pretty bloody good as an aperitif, you could have it with food too, maybe something a bit spicy or fatty, but it's so good by itself. Best laid plans and all that.
Domaine Agnes et Rene Mosse
One of THE iconic Loire estates, their influence clearly evident locally and internationally. They're based in Saint Lambray-du-Lattay, a commune within the broader Coteaux du Layon appellation of the Anjou (famous for botrytis influenced sweet Chenin Blanc). Production here focusses on dry wines however, which is good, because dry Chenin (by dry I mean dry with the slightest touch of residual sugar to balance out that hectic acid) is one of life's great pleasures. Everything on the estate has been organic since the start in 1999, with bioydnamic principles also in play here. Fermentations are natural, with minimal SO2 used throughout the process.