Marsanne, Opi d'Aqui, "Mars Âne", Languedoc, France (2017)

Marsanne, Opi d'Aqui, "Mars Âne", Languedoc, France (2017)

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Philippe, like many of his colleagues in the natural wine movement, cannot resist playing around with the names of his wines. This one is made using the Marsanne grape variety which he sources from a friend who grows grapes organically.

Obviously what he has done is a play on the name of the grape – the donkey (Âne) on Mars.

This is a fresh, lively wine with restrained acidity, excellent minerality and a great finish making it ideal for pairing with seafood, chicken, terrines and other foods.

The wine was fermented in a stainless steel tank and then was transferred to old wooden barrels for the malolactic fermentation.


Notes From: https://livingwines.com.au/wines/opi-daqui/