Jean-Pierre Robinot - Charme
The Charme is a lovely Chenin Blanc that has been matured in old oak barrels. Old oak is used by the vast majority of natural winemakers because they no longer impart that overpowering vanilla flavour to the wine. Instead, they allow a little oxygen to reach the wine ensuring that it will last longer in the bottle.
This wine is absolutely intriguing!
The Charmes vineyard is over 40 years old and was bought by Jean-Pierre and Noella about ten years ago in the Jasnieres district. The soils are quite chalky and this can be seen in the wine.
The 2009 Charme has 40 grams of residual sugar und has been aged under fleure. Reminds one of the Vin Jaunes of Jura, but with mind boggling combination of elegant sweetness and laser acidity. Wow!