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|Grapes||Cabernet Franc, Gamay|
|Vineyard/Cellar Practices||Certified Organic, Low-Intervention/Natural Wine, Vegan|
Laurent Herlin worked as an IT engineer for 12 years before deciding to become an organic winegrower. He bought 15 acres around Bourgueil which he farms biodynamically. In addition to its environmental benefits, Laurent passionately believes low intervention winemaking the best way to let the terroir of the region really “speak” through the wine. “Tsoin Tsoin” (“Boom Boom”) is a fresh take on cabernet franc, the iconic grape of Bourgueil. Made with whole cluster fruit from 30+ year old vines (with a bit of gamay added as well), it sees carbonic maceration for 12 days and is bottled quickly afterwards with very low sulfites. A far cry from the deep, structured style of traditional cab francs of the region, “Tsoin Tsoin” is a vivacious summer sipper meant for chilling (both for the wine and the drinker!) Electric ruby in color, this is light bodied and dry with vibrant aromas and flavors of freshly-crushed red and purple berries, violets, green herbs, and a hint of black olive. Juicy acidity and a hint of tannin on a refreshing finish make this a great hot weather grab with grilled veggies or a poolside platter of goat cheese and charcuterie. Certified organic, low-intervention/natural wine, vegan.