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Cassini Bordeaux Rouge
£14.85

Arnauld Daudier de Cassini

Cassini Bordeaux Rouge

Country: France 
Region: Bordeaux
Grape: Merlot
Colour: Red
Bottle Size: 75cl
Bottle Weight: 1239g
Alcohol: 13%
Vintage: 2020
Organic

"Deep purplish crimson. Leafy freshness is the first impression. This is a style choice for a Bordeaux rouge and one that I applaud: fresh, lots of fruit but in that herbaceous fresh style rather than bland roundness. So fresh but with depth of fruit. Lovely, vibrant wine. Definite but not excessive tannins. Good Value. Drink 2022– 2027" 
16.5 points, Julia Harding MW

Arnauld Cassini is one of a few producers leading a revolution.  A revolution against the intervention-heavy winemaking which has plagued one of the world’s finest terroirs.  With close friends Catherine and Pierre Breton, and taking inspiration from Didier Dagueaneau, he takes a hands-off approach in the vineyard.  This extends to the cellar, where he uses no oak (preferring concrete as a vessel for fermentation and maturation), minimal sulphur and neither fines nor filters his wines.  

As a result, Arnauld describes himself as a natural winemaker—which he takes to mean that his wines are a pure reflection of their terroir.  Working towards his biodynamic certification he has practised this way for years and the wines show a vitality and uniqueness that is incredibly compelling.  This is rebel winemaking at its best and the wines are delicious.

Arnauld describes himself as a natural winemaker — no filtering and nothing added at all. Working towards his biodynamic certification he has practised this way for years.

100% Merlot from a 3.9 hectare single plot, farmed certified organically.  3 week fermentation with élevage in cement tanks for 22 months.

Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Minimal SO2 added just before bottling.

PRODUCER NOTES

Arnauld Cassini is one of a few producers leading a revolution.  A revolution against the intervention-heavy winemaking which has plagued one of the world’s finest terroirs.  With close friends Catherine and Pierre Breton, and taking inspiration from Didier Dagueaneau, he takes a hands-off approach in the vineyard.  This extends to the cellar, where he uses no oak (preferring concrete as a vessel for fermentation and maturation), minimal sulphur and neither fines nor filters his wines.  

As a result, Arnauld describes himself as a natural winemaker—which he takes to mean that his wines are a pure reflection of their terroir.  Working towards his biodynamic certification he has practised this way for years and the wines show a vitality and uniqueness that is incredibly compelling.  This is rebel winemaking at its best and the wines are delicious.

FARMING & WINEMAKING NOTES

Arnauld describes himself as a natural winemaker — no filtering and nothing added at all. Working towards his biodynamic certification he has practised this way for years.

100% Merlot from a 3.9 hectare single plot, farmed certified organically.  3 week fermentation with élevage in cement tanks for 22 months.

Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Minimal SO2 added just before bottling.