Les Vignes d'Olivier Déferlante White NV


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Alcohol: 12%

Grape(s): Chenin

Localization: Languedoc, France

Tasting Notes: A tasty sliver of summer sunshine in a bottle. Feel like dreaming about the upcoming warmer days, or wanna be mentally transported to southern France? This bottle will do that for you. 

NotesLanguedoc-Roussillon. 100% Chenin Blanc (from Limoux). Deferlante - Idea of a New Project (grapes sourced from organic growers). All grapes vinified separately, the whole cluster. When his vineyard suffered big losses in 2018 due to mildew, Olivier released several cuvées of zero-zero, non-vintage négoçiant wines under his project "La Déferlante." 

Food Pairing: Drink it on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Goes really well with vegetable dishes and fish.

The Domain: Olivier Cohen is a young winemaker from the Languedoc in the area behind Montpellier called the Hérault. His Domaine is called Les Vignes d’Olivier and he makes an absolutely stunning rose wine as well as a number of interesting red wines.

Olivier used to sell wine rather than make wine. He worked in Nice at the well-known natural wine bar La Part des Anges as well as nearby Vinivore. It was at these venues that he developed his passion for natural wine and he became determined to learn how to make his own.

He traveled to Corsica to work with stellar winemaker Antoine Arena. This was followed by stints at Domaine Valette (a leading winemaker in the Maçon), Frederick Rivaton in Roussillon, and finally with the legendary Thierry Allemand in Cornas.

He finally started work in his own vineyard in 2013 in the Languedoc where he has several really interesting plots spread over different terroirs with different aspects.

His rose is the wine that initially turned heads in France and New York, but now his red wines are also gaining respect throughout the natural wine world.