Nespola, Tutti Frutti Ananas
Nespola, 2020, Tutti Frutti Ananas
A textbook orange vin de soif
Region: Roussillon, France
Grape(s): Vermentino, Grenache Blanc & Macabeo
Low Sulphur: Yes
Tasting Notes: Orange zest, grapefruit, apricot, hint of spice
A collaboration between three friends, from three wineries, Tutti Frutti Ananasis their dream collection of fruit driven, easy going wines produced for ideal consumption by the Mediterranean but work anywhere quite frankly. Manuel (of Vinyer de la Ruca), Zé Tafé (of La Cave des Nomades) and Joachim Roque (of Domaine Carterole) farm organically and have a spread of terroir (sand, schist and quartz) and locations, from close to the sea to up towards the mountains in Roussillon near the Spanish border along the Med. The wines for Tutti Frutti Ananas are made in a cooperative cellar they share in a garage in the town centre, all fermented and aged in concrete and bottled young to leave them bursting with energy and vibrancy.
Nespole is 60% Vermentino fermented on the skin for nine days, lightened by Grenache Blanc and Macabeo directly pressed. Fermented and aged in concrete, bottled unfined, unfiltered and with only a tiny amount of added sulphur, this is an unapologetic yet energetic orange.