2018 Christian Ducroux, VDF 'Expectatia'
ORIGIN: Beaujolais, France
Special notes: Organic & Biodynamic, manually harvested.
Christian Ducroux, who produces vibrant, delicious "wines of nature" from his five hectares of living soils in Thulon, above Regnié-Durette in the Beaujolais. Our tasting with Christian in January revealed a brilliant 2018 vintage for the "Expectatia".
Ripe plum and berry fruit aromas, blackberry liqueur, earth, rose, licorice. The palate is deep, long and elegant with earthy red currant, blackberry fruit, minerals and firm acidity, terrific length of fruit and stone, balanced and bright. This is both a superb natural wine and a great wine of terroir.
Food Recommendation: Venison, Sakura Pork, Aged Duck Rice Cake, Mottainai Lamb Knuckle *Chef's Choice