ROBINOT!!!

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A Loire Valley Visionary
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A MONARCH PRODUCER SPOTLIGHT 

Jean-Pierre Robinot 

Natural wine visionary.
 With only 20,000 bottles produced each year, these are some of the most exclusive, highly allocated and hard-to-find bottles in the world. Jean-Pierre has reached cult status in the world of natural wine, his magical bottles becoming somewhat of a Holy Grail. These are pure, honest and transformative wines to be sure.

This week we are thrilled to offer the rare opportunity to enjoy FOUR of these extremely sought after wines from a true legend.
Jean-Pierre wasn't born into a winemaking family. Early in life he had no intention of becoming a winemaker. He liked wine, but hadn't really fallen in love with it. It wasn't until age 22 when a bottle of 1964 Cheval Blanc changed his life forever. He became passionate, even obsessive about wine. 

In the late 80's, a chance meeting with revolutionary winemakers Marcel Lapierre and Jules Chauvet again redirected his life. Their wines opened his eyes to low-intervention, non-manipulated wines and were a catalyst to opening L'Ange Vin, one of Paris' first natural wine bars. He went on to found the publication 'Le Rouge et Blanc' with renowned critic Michel Bettane. Today, the magazine is thought of as the 'bible' of natural wine.

After 12 years of publishing and bar-ownership, he felt it was imperative to learn natural winemaking in order to truly understand the wines he adores so much. In 2001, Jean-Pierre established Domaine de L'Ange Vin in the Loire Valley and hit the ground running. His wines, like the man himself, are singular and full of life. Complex, with layers of concentration and depth, all matched with electrifying intensity.

He now releases his wines under two labels, Domaine de L'Ange Vin, from his own vineyards and Opéra des Vins, from purchased grapes. 

This is your chance, for the first time ever in South Carolina, to purchase these magical wines!
L'Opéra des Vins 'Les Années Folles' 2018 $36.99 
Comprised of 60% Chenin Blanc and 40% Pineau d'Aunis. Zippy and aromatic, with a beautiful peach toned hue. This Pet Nat is energetic and vivacious without losing the depth of fruit and earthy complexities that we know and love from Jean-Pierre. A wonderful and very special bottle of wine to start off the evening with a group of friends.
L'Ange Vin 'L'Iris' 2016 $69.99 

Barrel-aged Chenin Blanc. The nose is stunning with a supple and round texture that boasts ripe pear and green apple spiked with baking spices and intense acidity. Deep and mineral driven. If you love Chenin Blanc, this is a must. Incredible concentration balanced by razor sharp acidity. Pair with a creamy cheese, rich fish dishes or poultry. 
L'Ange de Vin 'Lumière des Sens' 2017 $54.99 
Jean-Pierre's genius with Pineau d'Aunis is unmatched. This comes from a 5 hectare plot from one of Jean-Pierre's vineyards. 90 year-old vines lend a concentration and purity of fruit that shine in this exquisite red. Dark brambly fruits with a tingling note of black pepper, earth and mid-palate minerality. A boundary pushing, genre-defying wine. 
L'Ange Vin 'Le Regard' 2017 $59.99 

Another 100% Pineau d'Aunis from Robinot's home vines. Deep, with unmatched concentrated and complexity for the variety. Red berries and black fruits dominate the palate while pepper, forest floor, and salty minerals back up all that flavor. Jean-Pierre's vision and touch with Pineau d'Aunis are on full display here.  
4-PACK PRICE $241.94*
*all prices include tax
To order, reply here to this email or call the store at 843.576.4845. 
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