WINE – France Val de Loire
Alexandre Bain / La Levée 2015
I think his wines really made natural wine popular in Japan
The aroma of the wine is like honey and give us an impression of sweetness, but the finish taste is completely dry. The characteristics of the soil differ depending on the parcel in Pouilly-Fumé. It vividly draws each expression like a rainbow.
The initial A of Alexandre colored green indicates cuvée La Levée. It is soft and enveloped in rich fruit taste, and makes us relieved all the time. Vintage 2015, it showed expressions at the present time. Although I have a few stocks, I will definitely drink it up.
Always outgoing and deep Alexandere’s wine has opened the first door of many natural wine lovers and will continue to open it in the future. While thinking about such things, the night will deepen.
Charlotte Battais / Le Pontail 2011
It seems not to open the mind easily. It feels like there is such an atmosphere because the wine has a tremendously long life. And yet, there are vivid and soft flavors that enough to make me feel what the liquid is a liquid. This wine overlaps a conflicting expression like yin and yang, static and movement, cold and warm, solid and smooth. It looks like this wine seems to seep into the path of Qi (the flow of energy) in the body. Finally, I could feel my own life and then I could feel Saṃsāra (cyclicality of all life, matter, existence) as well.
Recently, the greatness of Terroir seems to be synchronized with the greatness of genes for organisms. Because there seem to be unrewritable differences in there, actually enough redundancy is enclosed in genes and terroirs. They both are very similar in that they have a switch to open up explosive potential.
In the meaning of extraction an unrewritable Terroir, Xavier Marchais who is doing his own way of believing, enjoys winemaking while trial and error, and he focuses on the character of grapes. It is not only for the extraction of Terroir, but also searching switches for explosive evolution hidden in genes.
Currently, a number of similar multiplier changes are in progress in the Anjou region. What exactly like a big bang is progressing in real time.
This is the one that makes us feel such acceleration.