A truly atypical white wine.
Floral - Mineral
What can you say about Damien Briard? A permanently-erupting volcano… his voice is strong, his opinions are strong, everything is strong. So obviously, he hasn’t only made friends in this winemaking environment in the Bordeaux region, which still remains very cosy. The ultimate provocation: this winemaker from Namur makes his red wines the Beaujolais way, producing supple, elegant wines "sur le fruit", an expression used to refer to wine that is still fairly young and hence fruity. His Bordeaux wines are unusual, to say the least: in the land of over-extraction, he is the king of heretics. He is also an endearing and gifted winemaker who keeps both feet firmly on the ground because he is well aware that nothing can ever be taken for granted. His estate is called Agape: could there ever be a better invitation to a party?
The Agape Blanc, a micro-cuvée of 1,200 bottles, is a truly atypical wine, as are all the wines from this vineyard.
Manual harvesting, direct pressing, static settling for 24 hours, temperature-controlled alcoholic fermentation, matured on lees for three months (with regular batonnage).
Brilliant yellow robe with tints of green.
Fairly enigmatic nose dominated by floral aromas and hints of citrus fruit from the Sauvignons.
Supple in the mouth with fine minerality at the finish.
Pairs best with a seafood platter.
Fined with bentonite, it is vegan friendly.
|Appellation||Vin de France|
|Dominant grape variety||Sémillon|
|Blend||75% Sémillon - 15% Sauvignon - 10% Sauvignon Gris|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Aging potential||2-3 years|