Despite being Pithon’s entry level offering, the Grololo is by far his most popular and is allocated throughout the world. Slightly carbonic, the wine is fresh and vibrant and should be served at cellar temperature, if not slightly below. The grapes are 100% bio-dynamic, and grow on silty clay and limestone soils. It is aged entirely in stainless steel drinks like melting-pot ode to the Loire Valley, northern Beaujolais and the steep hills of the Rhone Valley. VDF wines were never allowed to carry a vintage designation, although the rules have recently changed. This wine is 2019 vintage, and subsequent years will be labeled as such.
Jo sources these biodynamic grapes from a single farmer, who he has worked with for years.
Slightly carbonic, the wine is fermented exclusively in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts, and no chaptalization or acidification is ever allowed.
Beautiful notes of red fruit, crushed red flowers and earth walf from the glass.
The Grololo is best enjoyed as aperitif with a slice of charcuteries and cheeses.
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