Les Années Folles Pet Nat, from the legendary Jean-Pierre Robinot, a celebration
This lovely Petillant Naturel wine is made from Chenin Blanc (60%) and Pineau d'Aunis (40%) for this vintage. 12% alcohol. The grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Jasnieres appellation but they do not seek endorsement from the appellation committee, preferring to label the wine as Vin de France. This wine is very delicious and has almost an onion skin colour from the Pineau d'Aunis grapes.
Jean-Pierre Robinot is a legend! His wines are served in the best wine bars in Paris, Copenhagen and New York. When we drop into the famous l’Entree des Artistes in Paris and ask for the most interesting wine in their cellar, it is a Robinot that is reverentially brought to the table.
He’s in his early 70s with the energy and enthusiasm of a teenager. He had one of the first natural wine bars in Paris, called l’Ange Vin, and, while living in Paris also was one of the founders of Rouge et Blanc, still one of France’s most influential wine magazines. But he eventually sold the bar and in 2000 bought a vineyard, just out of the village of Chahaignes, where he now lives. It’s also where he grew up.