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Highlights of the Month

Sébastien Riffault “Akmenine” 2018, Sancerre, France

Grape: Sauvignon Blanc

 

Fresh off the boat, Riffault is finally in the tropics! This guy is a legend and I’m so glad everyone has a chance to try his wines. Riffault’s domain is located on the hills overlooking the town of Sancerre and looks like a farm. His vines grow among flowers, grass and plants while various animals call it their home sweet home. He still uses horses to plough parts of his vineyard and the soil is free of chemicals – win! Furthermore, he only uses biodynamic techniques to farm his land. 

 

The true mastery lies in Sébastien’s way of making wine because he plays a lot with his Sauvignon Blanc so he can give you an array of innovative products. Some from different soils, some harvested later in the season, some contain botrytis and some have skin contact. Sometimes, they have all the aforementioned! Akmenine is the first wine of his eccentric journey – a late harvest Sauvignon Blanc that exudes freshness and minerality. It’s bright and light for a wine of this category but still has interesting notes of dried fruits and nuts on the nose as well as apple, lime, pear and caramel in the mouth.

Available in the Treasure Box

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Rabasco Cancelli “Rosato” 2021, Abruzzo, Italy

Grape: Montepulciano

 

This small project was started by Iole Rabasco and comes from the enchanting region of Abruzzo. This winemaker redefines what we know of this region by creating wines that are fresh and vibrant from his old vines that have been grown without the use of chemicals. The vines produce a small amount of fruits which in turn makes the grapes more concentrated in flavour. Everything is harvested by hand and no sulfite was added to the final product. 

 

This lively ruby-red rosé was made of 100% Montepulciano that’s been fermented in stainless steel tanks to keep the purity of the fruit. It’s bright and has fresh acidity with a smooth finish while giving notes of red summer fruits – superb for an apéro as it pairs really well with antipastis.

Available in the Drinker Box

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Bruno Ciofi “Ze Bulle” 2021, Loire, France

Grapes: Cabernet, Grolleau, Gamay

 

Bruno started his career by working at Jean-Pierre Frick’s vineyard in Alsace (one of the pioneers of biodynamic and natural wines in the region). Afterwards, he moved to Jura to work at Domaine de la Pinte where he drastically improved the quality of the wines by turning it into a biodynamic farm. 

 

In 2016, he met his half – Virginie Joly – and decided to move to Anjou where he partnered up with Mark Angéli from la Ferme de Sansonnière to start a new wine project. Together, they created “Béret et Compagnie”, an initiative to buy naturally-grown grapes from the region. This way, they support small producers who can’t afford to bottle their wines on site and deal with the marketing and distribution – fantastic, right? 

 

Ze Bulle is an off-dry sparkling rosé made from 45-year-old vines. What’s great about it is that Ciofi used an unconventional technique to make it fizzy. He collected the CO2 from the first fermentation in an air balloon and then put it back into his wine once bottled – a one-of-a-kind experience!

Available in the Drinker Box

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Angol D’Amig “Scaramusc” 2019, Emilia Romagna, Italy

Grapes: Lambrusco Grasparossa, Sorbara, Salamino

 

This is a story that vibes with me. Marco Lanzotti, founder of Angol D’Amig, went to a restaurant in Modena and obsessed over the wine list. It showcased several wines without giving any information so he then got curious and researched the labels and found out about natural wines and the people behind the labels. 

 

He fell in love with this community of ‘bon vivants’ and the lifestyle around it. I mean, c’mon, taking care of vines like a home garden and then experimenting with grape juice to get your friends over and get inebriated on your fermented concoctions sounds like a pretty good thing! 

 

Of course, he did learn from local heroes before making the jump into winekmaking but now, he’s on the rise! Scaramusc has a lot of texture although it’s a sparkling wine, giving you a mouthful of black sour cherries, bitter orange and an earthy finish.

Available in the Treasure Box

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Aurore Juin

Sooooo, I’ve been working on a little project to replace my current packaging for #nicpicks. I couldn’t bare the thought of promoting sustainability and sending my wines in boxes (even if they were made from recycled cardboards), so I’ve created my own multipurpose eco-friendly tote bag which will now be use for all deliveries!

But that’s not all. To pimp it up, I’ve decided to collaborate with different artists to create an illustration that represents themselves and #nicpicks. For the first 100 bags, I brought from home a friend who designed labels for @vignobledelabauge and who conquered my eyes with her soft porn series! Her name: Aurore Juin.

 

Freelance illustrator, Aurore Juin left her beloved France to continue her journey in Montreal. After her illustration studies in Dawson College, she explored a ton of different mediums to express her sensuality and sensibility. Super introverted, ex-musician terrorised by the stage, she found her place with visual arts where she could be vulnerable without performing live.

She got noticed for her “Porn pour les romantiques” series where she tackled different themes like contacts, diversity and physical touch during the world pandemic. A lil naive, but not quite. A lil erotic, but not too much. What more do you want to showcase the sensuality of natural wines?

 

To check her work, go have a look at @aurorejuin_vic3roy_ on Instagram!

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