Thomas Batardière Amor Fati 2020

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Primary Notes: Strawberry Pepper

Secondary Notes:

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Medium

Dryness: Dry

Acidity: Medium

Tannin: Medium -

Alcohol (%): 13

Origin: Loire, France

Maker: Thomas Batardière

Grape: Grolleau

Fermentation: Biodynamic Steel Only


Decanting: Up to 30 minutes

Serving Temperature: Best served between 15–16 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: Teriyaki chicken, Pan-fried tofu with soy and mirin,

Western Food Pairing: Stuffed peppers, braised beef cheeks, spaghetti meatballs


Thomas Batardière Amor Fati 2020

Thomas Batardière Amor Fati has notes of red berries and a hint of spice. A fine, fresh Grolleau that is too addictive.

100% Grolleau. The fruit comes from two plots in the Loire Valley, France: La Grande Rue – Rablay-sur-Layon – 2016 & Caseneuve – Champ-sur-Layon – 1970. The plots sit on a riverbed between the Britannic and Parisian continental plates, which yields a wide array of soils: clay, blue schist, quartz, degraded and eroded schist. 

Manual harvesting. Maceration of whole bunches for half of the grapes for 3 days, without pumping over or cap punching. Direct pressing for the remaining half of the grapes. No clarification. Vinification without additional inputs of any kind. Natural and total malolactic fermentation. Vinification and maturation on lees in stainless steel vats for 12 months. Bottling without filtration.