Beret et Compagnie (Bruno Ciofi) "Tous Les Ch'nins Menent A Rome" 2017Regular price $35.00 Save $-35.00
This bottle has just about everything I love about Chenin — it’s full of tension and juxtaposition, simultaneously exhibiting fleshy fruit and tooth grinding minerality. Right now, I think this wine shows the most complexity — it’s relaxed, uncoiled and incredibly expressive. Bruno Coifi is a true farmer-winemaker, with decades of experience at wineries like Jean-Peirre Frick, Domaine de la Pinte, and La Ferme de la Sansonnière. In his wines, I always recognize a sense of style within a thrilling wildness. This is a pristine example of Chenin Blanc grown on granite and schist, displaying the brute power and elegance you can find in Anjou.
Stylistically the wine sits between the buzzing tension of Domaine Bernadeau and the richer, honeyed wines that Bruno made at La Ferme de la Sansonnière. The nose suggests a ripe, unctuous wine, with oak aromas adding depth. On the palate, it’s a jet: streamlined, zippy, with super clean fruit (Golden raisins, candied peaches and ruby red grapefruit) and a long, vibrant mineral finish. This wine tastes healthy, like a shot of Vitamin C and fresh Celery juice. A waxy texture just emphasized the crunchy acidity all the more.